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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » February 10th, 2014, 2:51 pm

SirHustlerEsq wrote:What about a drop of lubricant at each spoke cross-over point?

I've tried that, and it stops part of the noise but not all of it, but once i begin riding, the lube collects dirt and it starts all over again as it was before. i have other wheels with cross-over spokes and i don't have this issue.
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » February 10th, 2014, 3:51 pm

edrusk wrote:
Chris Thornham wrote:
edrusk wrote:Well, imagine what a little cleaning will do to the creaking noise... it's all fine now. FWIW: If you ride long in your FLO wheels, encounter some dirt/rain, you may have some creaking noises in your rear wheel. The noise is from the spokes rubbing against each other and the dirt that is between the spokes where they cross over.

A good cleaning and all is right with the world again.


Excellent! Thanks for the helpful hint Ed!

Take care,


Chris - still having the same issues. doesn't take long for the noise to return. My local bike shop seems to think it's really from the hub, but i cannot tell. they've offered to replace the hub for me but i've resisted. What shall i do now? even after cleaning them, the noise returned but i thought it was just getting dirty again. Is it possible for you to check them out and give me an opinion or should i do something else for you to evaluate them? BTW, you can reach me privately at edrusk@bellsouth.net or 423-580-2437


Ed,

Would you like to return the wheel for inspection? That might be best at this point.

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » February 11th, 2014, 6:21 am

Chris Thornham wrote:Chris - still having the same issues. doesn't take long for the noise to return. My local bike shop seems to think it's really from the hub, but i cannot tell. they've offered to replace the hub for me but i've resisted. What shall i do now? even after cleaning them, the noise returned but i thought it was just getting dirty again. Is it possible for you to check them out and give me an opinion or should i do something else for you to evaluate them? BTW, you can reach me privately at edrusk@bellsouth.net or 423-580-2437


Ed,

Would you like to return the wheel for inspection? That might be best at this point.

Take care,[/quote]

Chris, I'd love to have you and/or Jon inspect it. Maybe your smarter minds can figure it out for me. Where do I send it?
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » February 11th, 2014, 11:28 am

I'll send you an email with a return label so you won't have to pay for shipping costs.

Is your mailing address still the same as it was when you purchased the wheels?
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » February 11th, 2014, 11:37 am

yes, it's still the same. Thanks Chris... you guys have been great to work with. Top Notch!
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Radioactive Man » May 27th, 2014, 5:31 am

Did you fix your rear wheel noise? I have the same issue I think it is the free hub my noise when climbing at 85 rpm clank clank? Just put very small amount of grease into free hub pawls as it was pretty dry in there see what happens tomorrow on my favorite climb! Wheels have been perfectly smooth until I started hearing a faint random clank in rear wheel after about 3 weeks riding and it has just gotten worse especially when climbing. I clean my wheels every week.
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » May 27th, 2014, 6:06 am

Let me know how cleaning and greasing the freehub body works. If you continue to have issues let me know.

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Radioactive Man » May 28th, 2014, 3:56 am

Just letting you know smooth as silk again after greasing up the free hub. Simply not enough in there from the start to last once you start riding the hub a bit on this one. I always thought the hub was very loud and my greasing job did not make it much quieter but I was very light on the amount of grease. May ride this for a week see how it stands up then pack it more thoroughly with grease see if that also makes it a bit quieter. Hope this helps anyone else with similar issue as it is a very easy hub to service and that is a bonus :)
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » May 28th, 2014, 7:10 pm

Thanks for the update Radioactive Man.

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Radioactive Man » July 21st, 2014, 2:57 pm

Since I resolved the noise in my rear hub it started to squeak the other day when I was spinning the wheel while in the bike stand. Found that the free hub bearings were binding and already shot spinning the whole spindle with free hub was rough as guts. Don't suppose you could send me a new free hub cause 3 months riding is fairly bad?? I suspect the lack of lube in the free hub from the start has caused this failure! The main ceramic bearings seem fine luckily...
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