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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:44 pm 
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Well, I thought I'd solved my issue of not having a bike to take away on holiday tomorrow morning by building up the Zaskar, and on a test ride today everything seemed smooth, other than the freehub on the rear Hope wheel not spinning freely. When I got it home, I took it off, lubed it and got it spinning nicely and put it back on .... and it's not spinning properly again.

Any suggestions? I'm running low on time, as I'm leaving tomorrow morning and none of the other bikes are really in a position for me to take them.

I tried a different rear mech, but that's definitely not the issue, as the freehub isn't spinning cleanly without a chain on it at all.

The cassette definitely isn't touching the frame anywhere.

Help!


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:59 pm 
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springs on the pawls?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:01 pm 
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Sounds like the hub/freehub bearings are on their way out.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:16 pm 
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It spins fine vertically, so long as it's not in the frame, so I guess that means it's likely the hub or freewheel bearings.

Anything I can do, other than trying to strip and lube it?


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 8:18 pm 
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In fact, it's ok in the frame, but not with weight on the bike. Definitely bearings?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:23 am 
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bearings in the freehub it'll be causing a slight twist digging the pawl area into ratchets/against the casing.

bugger :-(


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:33 am 
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Older Hope freehubs are a mare. Time for a new one.


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