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Rear Flyweel noise

Postby tnprime on Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:26 am


I have a new Evo and I noticed lately a interesting sound coming from the rear fly wheel.

it is a repetitive crick-crick-crick.....crick-crick-crick.....crick-crick-crick.....

I thought it was from pedaling but it happens when coasting, the only clue I have so far is when I coast and shift my weight to front it goes away. Could it be my 203lb bulk? Time to lay off the snacks? or could it be something else?

Perhaps separately I noticed an additional crick noise when pedaling hard up hill. This is a new bike for me so I am just getting used to these things.
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Re: Rear Flyweel noise

Postby Blackstridaaustria on Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:32 am

Hi tnprime,

I'm afraid "Change the freewheel and hear if the noise is gone" is not that what you wanted to read...
But that's what I'd do; I mean there is still much room for snacks...
Maybe too much belt tension?

tnprime wrote:Perhaps separately I noticed an additional crick noise when pedaling hard up hill.

Oh yes (if you mean crackling noise)!
I bet this is exactly the Strida 5.0 "clicking" noise

And if you mean a rattling noise: That's the rear brake cable inside the frame.

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Re: Rear Flyweel noise

Postby Chester_Tan on Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:33 am

Maybe the hinge connecting the rear tube and bottom tube needs lubrication.

It's separated by a plastic washer. It's either you use mineral oil or remove the screw, separate the tubes and apply grease.
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