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Free hub silent on new wheels?

kieran240885kieran240885 Posts: 36
edited July 2019 in Workshop
I have just fitted my first set of new wheels, fulcrum racing 7s, rim brakes. I swapped the cassette over with no issues And they run lovely and smooth but I have noticed there is no sound or click from the free hub. Is this normal on new hubs? Will it get louder as it wears in? Just want to check if I have done anything wrong? Thanks


  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    Some hubs make a noise, some don't. You've only put the cassette on - you can't break the hub doing that.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 7,178
    My fives were pretty silent when I got them, less so now but pretty much quieter than most. At least you know they were lubricated when assembled!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,170
    As above some are just very quiet, I have a pair that you can barely hear even on a stand the other set is extremely loud. all down to design and/or lubrication.
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