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Rear hub no longer "clicking"

TeamBananaTeamBanana Posts: 16
edited May 2010 in Workshop

I recently purchase a set of Campagnolo Scirocco's and when I first installed them I used to get a "clicking" sound from the rear hub. I noticed on Monday that the sound has now stopped. The wheel seems to run ok but I am a bit concerned at the lack of the "clicking" sound.

Do you think that there is a problem with the hub?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.


  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Freehubs do quieten down as they bed-in and tend to get noisier as they wear out
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • leejdaviesleejdavies Posts: 217
    May be worth having a look at the freehub. BR have a good article here.

    Doesn't take long just make sure the pawls go in without any bother. I found that if you over-grease the spring and pawls the clicking goes completely. Probably not a good thing. So maybe not so liberal with the greasing.

    I found that prevention is better than cure with a freehub.
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  • TeamBananaTeamBanana Posts: 16
    Thanks for the advice guys.

    The only thing is that I've only had them on the bike for a month. Do you think it's worth sending them back for a replacement or easier to just overhaul them.

  • WappygixerWappygixer Posts: 1,396
    I wouldn't send them back as its not a defect.The freehub still works and you still have drive.
    I would just take it apart and have a look.
  • leejdaviesleejdavies Posts: 217
    I would say best to send it back.

    Incase they say(as they did with mine) the wheels have been taken apart already and get funny about fixing them under warranty because of something 'you' may have done to break them taking them apart. Luckily for me it was the dude in the shop not me so all was cool.

    Definitely worth taking them back if it is a local place. They should help / offer a replacement, etc, etc.
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