Serious knocking coming from my new freewheel

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Serious knocking coming from my new freewheel

Postby Baxter22 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 11:55 am

G'day,
I had the freewheel on my singlespeed replaced by my local bike shop as I didnt have the 4 prong removal tool to do it myself. They also supplied the bog standard 16T freewheel.
After a couple of days riding I have noticed a loud knocking coming from the freewheel when I pedal, it happens about 95% of the time and especially when I put it under load. I have checked the freewheel and it seems a little wobbly but not too much.

Is it likely I have a dodgy freewheel or something far more sinister?
One option is to take it back to the bike shop and get them to fix it or replace it. Most likely I'll just buy the 4 prong park tool and invest in a nice white industries freewheel.

Appreciate any feedback.
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by BNA » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:03 pm

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Re: Serious knocking coming from my new freewheel

Postby KGB » Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:03 pm

Sounds like a dodgy freewheel to me. I've had a couple here and there.
I know a decent freewheel costs a bit of coin but it still hurts when I look at the cost of a full cassette and think about what I need to pay to get "just one cog"!
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Re: Serious knocking coming from my new freewheel

Postby Baxter22 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:00 pm

Thanks for that.
I have a new "premium 72 click" freewheel arriving any day bought from velogear. Looks like it'll do the job and be better than the crap thing currently on there.

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