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My nuvinci hub seems to be squeeking???
anybody know what could be causing this... I didnt see anything about maintenance in the owners manual, am I supposed to be oiling this thing somewhere?
07-12-2009 #2duivendyk Guest
There is no provision to oil it ,the 'traction fluid' is supposed to do the job.If you freewheel it does it still squeek? does it allways squeek, low&high gear?.What gives?.did it start suddenly or came on gradually?
I didnt think it needed to be oiled either... just noticed it yesterday. It only does it at low speeds and it becomes really pronounced when I pedal... it may be the new heavy duty freewheel I put on day before yesterday. hope its not the hub.
07-13-2009 #4duivendyk Guest
They tell you to leave it alone in the owners manual (N171B), will void warranty if you do.Squeeky freewheel ?, odd!!
07-18-2009 #5SirJakesus Guest
After all the off roading I had done with my NV hub the freewheel started getting a grinding noise that I could only notice while spinning the cranks backwards while I was off the bike. Apparently I got some sand or mud in it over time. I remedied this by blowing lots of WD40 through the gap in the freewheel while spinning it (off the bike).
Once I couldn't hear any more sand grinding around in there I spent maybe 30 minutes cramming grease into the small gap in the freewheel until I was satisfied the whole thing was packed. It spins as if it were new again.
Try cleaning around your sprocket thoroughly with soapy water and a rag first. Make sure your chain tension isn't so tight you could pluck it like a guitar string. If it WAS the freewheel the squeaking would probably get better when you pedal, not worse. Try pedaling it on a stand so you can listen for the source of the squeak. Even a loose spoke can squeak. I doubt its the hubs internals, if it is theres nothing you can do about it anyway.
Reading a pdf document it said this in it .
After cleaning spray some oil or Teflon on the rubber seals around the axle.
This will avoid a squeaky sound when the bike is slowly moved.
See if that helps!
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