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Campag freewheel noise

on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
edited March 2012 in Workshop
The freewheel on my rear Neutron has started making a very loud mechanical noise when freewheeling. It happens when the hub stops in a particular place. Is it terminal or do the pawls need servicing or what? Thanks.
Pegoretti
Colnago
Cervelo
Campagnolo

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  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    Probably just need lubrication.
    Freehub noise is not a sign of problems to come... actually if it is loud, it means the pawls spring are in good shape... I'd be more worried if it gets silent
  • on-yer-bikeon-yer-bike Posts: 2,974
    Probably just need lubrication.
    Freehub noise is not a sign of problems to come... actually if it is loud, it means the pawls spring are in good shape... I'd be more worried if it gets silent
    This is not a freewheel noise, this is over and above that. Its a bit like holding a bit of card in the spokes as the wheel goes round. A couple of years a go the freehub was sticking on this hub but cured its self.
    Pegoretti
    Colnago
    Cervelo
    Campagnolo
  • ugo.santaluciaugo.santalucia Posts: 26,441
    Probably just need lubrication.
    Freehub noise is not a sign of problems to come... actually if it is loud, it means the pawls spring are in good shape... I'd be more worried if it gets silent
    This is not a freewheel noise, this is over and above that. Its a bit like holding a bit of card in the spokes as the wheel goes round. A couple of years a go the freehub was sticking on this hub but cured its self.

    Open it and have a look, I expect a Campagnolo part to be fully serviceable
  • mididoctorsmididoctors Posts: 10,448
    Probably just need lubrication.
    Freehub noise is not a sign of problems to come... actually if it is loud, it means the pawls spring are in good shape... I'd be more worried if it gets silent
    This is not a freewheel noise, this is over and above that. Its a bit like holding a bit of card in the spokes as the wheel goes round. A couple of years a go the freehub was sticking on this hub but cured its self.


    pawl spring is on the way out or gone already is my guess especially given the odd freewheel converts to fixed wheel temporarily phenomena

    take the the free up off and have a look

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu9TnP_tgEw


    you only need to do the first bit geting the axle out and the freehub off

    springs cost less than a tenner and you can replace it yourself
    "If I was a 38 year old man, I definitely wouldn't be riding a bright yellow bike with Hello Kitty disc wheels, put it that way. What we're witnessing here is the world's most high profile mid-life crisis" Afx237vi Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:43 pm
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