Freehub stopped clicking

MrJim007 Posts: 64
edited January 2013 in Workshop
Ive a set of Fulcrum Racing 5's for training on and today the rear freehub stopped making the clicky noise, should I be concerned?


  • declan1
    declan1 Posts: 2,470
    Mine hasn't clicked for months now and it's still fine. Maybe just strip it, clean and rebuild?

    Road - Dolan Preffisio
    MTB - On-One Inbred

    I have no idea what's going on here.
  • I have the same wheels and mine never clicked to start with but now have a low click. I just put it down to 'bedding in'
    Wheels feel fine in other aspects, no play in the hub, and seem to roll fine. I am of the feeling ...if it ain't broke.... :?
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    Maybe the lollipop stick fell out:-D
    Yellow is the new Black.
  • I'd strip it down and have a look at the free hub body. Could maybe point towards a problem with the pawls.
  • Cheers for the replies, its done a few thousand miles so just seemed odd that it suddenly stopped. Will strip it down and have a butchers!!
  • Dave_P1
    Dave_P1 Posts: 565
    I expect there's a build up of crap in the hub and once you service it the click will return
  • There should be a click to some degree as the pawls run and the springs release. Some are louder than others i.e. Mavics/Campag are usually loud and Shimano quite quiet. You could have a load of crud build up in there that is preventing the pawl to fully release against and do it's job properly.

    I'd strip it down, remove the pawls and degrease the lot. Take care removing the freehub body as some pawls can spring out if you rush. Upon rebuilding, use a nice thin low viscosity lube (I use hair clipper lube).
    Ribble Stealth/SRAM Force
    2007 Specialized Allez (Double) FCN - 3
  • Gary D
    Gary D Posts: 431
    An observation. Is it just coincidence that there a few "freehub" problems being reported just now? :?:

    I think a lot of the problems are down to this really cold weather we are having, which causes the grease inside the freehub to get very viscous and the pawls not to engage properly or not at all.

    My first step would be to strip and thoroughly clean the freehub and re-pack with thinner grease.

    I think the same thing can happen with cables as well - they start getting sluggish in the cold and cause poor shifting.

    Anyone agree??

    Oh and I feel like I've been raped by an Orangutan :shock: And I've got legs like Girders :lol: