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Rear wheel hub service problem
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I took apart the hub/axel/cones/bearings etc... on an old cheap mountain bike wheel , cleaned , re-greaced the bearings/cones with lithium greace and re-assembled ; It all worked ok on the bike however , the bike is making a small creaking noise when im riding ( more noticeable when going slowly and sounds like its comming from the back wheel ) It doesn't make the noise when spinning the wheel with no rider and i have checked for possible causes but can't see anything ( It's not the seat post ) . Please can anyone suggest a cause/help ? Im thinking the bearings need replacing ?
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#2
Are your sure you got all the bearings back in? Happens sometimes.. one drops off
during reassembly.

Could be slightly over-tightened too. Lots of possibles.........
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#3
creaking - more likely slightly under-tightened than over.

Q/R or bolt on rear wheel ?

I would remove the wheel, inspect it closely, then re-install.

Also double check the tire for any defects.
Nigel
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(11-22-2013, 12:43 PM)WinterRider Wrote:  Are your sure you got all the bearings back in? Happens sometimes.. one drops off
during reassembly.

Could be slightly over-tightened too. Lots of possibles.........


Thanks
(11-22-2013, 02:03 PM)nfmisso Wrote:  creaking - more likely slightly under-tightened than over.

Q/R or bolt on rear wheel ?

I would remove the wheel, inspect it closely, then re-install.

Also double check the tire for any defects.

Ok thanks , will try
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