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clicking noise from rear rolf vector pro wheel(4 posts)

clicking noise from rear rolf vector pro wheelroadcycle
Sep 19, 2001 10:28 AM
Hi,
There is a clicking noise from my rear wheel, either while riding the bike and turning the crank arms forward, or while standing near the bike, lifting the rear wheel from the ground and turning the cranck arms forward.
The noise ocurrs with every wheel turn.
The noise does not ocuur when turning the cranck arms backwards.
I'd aprreciate advice about the cause of that noise and the way to fix it.
My front wheel did the same thing...The General
Sep 19, 2001 11:36 AM
I took into the shop since it was only about 2 months old. They took it apart and found little grease, applied new grease, put it back together and the problem disapeared.

Hope this helps,
The General
re: clicking noise from rear rolf vector pro wheelgrzy
Sep 19, 2001 4:19 PM
That's how you know it's a Rolf. ;-)

Soltuions:

Make the shop fix it (they'll "love" you for this)
Live with it (very hard to do)
Use different wheels (almost all other ones don't click)

The Trek folks should be shot for foisting that crap on the unsuspecting public.

One tip: don't ride those wheels in the rain - they take on water.
Re-pack the free hub.Largo
Sep 20, 2001 4:56 AM
Same as the above post suggests.
I re-built my free hub with better grease, and a lighter weight (lots), and re-arced the spring that holds the ratchets. A pain, but its a better wheel for it.