Noise Question on Ebike

WAChris
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Noise Question on Ebike

Postby WAChris » Tue Dec 19, 2023 8:08 pm

Good Evening everyone.

First time here and was hoping to get some advice. I haven't been on a bike in probably 30 years so very new to Ebikes.

My brother was nice enough to buy me one for my birthday but when I ride I hear a knocking sound every now and again when I peddle.

I'm sure it's something to do with maybe a loose chain or something that needs tightening or maybe it's nothing (I could be wrong) and I'm sure there are ways to tighten it but I'm very lost having not been on a bike for so long.

Any help would be appreciated.

Sorry for the wind chimes in the video, windy day.

Chris

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Re: Noise Question on Ebike

Postby Duck! » Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:13 pm

That is totally normal play in the hub's drive ratchets. Every non-fixed-gear bike has it to some extent, some hubs more than others.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Noise Question on Ebike

Postby WAChris » Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:41 pm

Duck! wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:13 pm
That is totally normal play in the hub's drive ratchets. Every non-fixed-gear bike has it to some extent, some hubs more than others.
Thank you for the reply mate.

I'm glad it's normal so nothing to worry about now.

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Re: Noise Question on Ebike

Postby redsonic » Wed Dec 20, 2023 1:31 pm

WAChris wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:41 pm
Duck! wrote:
Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:13 pm
That is totally normal play in the hub's drive ratchets. Every non-fixed-gear bike has it to some extent, some hubs more than others.
Thank you for the reply mate.

I'm glad it's normal so nothing to worry about now.
We on this forum have learned to trust Duck's advice. Get on it and ride!

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