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Rear wheel problem, my rear wheel is making a clicking sound when riding, it does not make the sound unless I am on the bike. The sound happens both freewheeling and when pedalling. I have tested the wheel on a friends bike and found the same problem.

Any solutions to this or will I need to get it professionally serviced?

Cheers!!

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dave atkinson [6223 posts] 3 years ago
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hmm, possibly the bearings? first thing i'd do would be strip down and regrease the hub, if the bearings are cartidge units then check them for play/roughness and replace them if they're broke

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SammyG [274 posts] 3 years ago
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Checked the hub, all is in perfect working order, I think the tension may be low on the spokes. I just hope the rim hasnt gone!

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Jaltham [60 posts] 3 years ago
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Valves rattling against the rim? I had that for AGES and thought I was going to have a catastrophic wheel failure at any corner!

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TheHatter [770 posts] 3 years ago
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Loose, maybe even broken spoke?

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SammyG [274 posts] 3 years ago
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valves not likely as this problem has just arisen, I am thinking some of the spokes feel slightly looser than the others.

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pirnie [199 posts] 3 years ago
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Check there's nothing hiding inside the rim. I had a weird rattle from my back wheel about a month ago and it turned out to be road salt that had recrystallised inside the rim and was rolling about as the wheel went round, shook it out and the noise went away

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SammyG [274 posts] 3 years ago
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I don't think so, I can't replicate the noise without sitting on the bike, weight has something to do with it.

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 3 years ago
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Spokes moving against each other where they cross?

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FMOAB [266 posts] 3 years ago
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Try oiling the spoke nipples, where they sit in the rims and where the spokes cross over.

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Adey [86 posts] 3 years ago
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had a similar problem - turned out to be a lose spoke