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Squeaky Jockey Wheels

Pantani98Pantani98 Posts: 79
edited September 2009 in Workshop
Help! This is driving me nuts!

I have a squeak comimg from my jockey wheels. It starts after half an hour of riding and gets steadily louder.

I've replaced them (Campagnolo 10s) at a cost of £17 but the squeak is still there.

I'll give them a really good clean and grease and they are fine for two weeks but the squeak just comes back.

Someone has suggested bearing jockey wheels. Would this help? Ideas?

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  • dennisndennisn Posts: 10,601
    Pantani98 wrote:
    Help! This is driving me nuts!

    I have a squeak comimg from my jockey wheels. It starts after half an hour of riding and gets steadily louder.

    I've replaced them (Campagnolo 10s) at a cost of £17 but the squeak is still there.

    I'll give them a really good clean and grease and they are fine for two weeks but the squeak just comes back.

    Someone has suggested bearing jockey wheels. Would this help? Ideas?

    Put a drop or two of oil on them whenever you lube your chain.
  • Did you check when replacing the j/wheels that they ran freely..you my have over tightend the axle bolt ...just give it 1/4 turn back and make sure that they run freely
  • Did you check when replacing the j/wheels that they ran freely..you my have over tightend the axle bolt ...just give it 1/4 turn back and make sure that they run freely
  • After checking the jockey wheels, axle bolts and drowning the whole thing in oil I still had a squeak.

    A colleague at work suggested it could be a tight link in the chain so I put my spare one on and the squeak was gone! I've done a couple of hundred miles now and its as quiet as a mouse.

    A mouse that doesn't squeak, obviously.

    Thanks to those that replied.
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