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    Free wheel question

    I bought a new stock karate monkey that came with a shimano freewheel. It is making a thumping sound only when i pedal. I have been told that this is not all that uncommon from cheap freewheels and was told to buy a white industries. I have totally dissasembled the bike and lubed every part on it, i am 100 percent convinced it is coming from the free wheel. Thoughts?

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    Then just buy a new freewheel.

    But consider this...

    Under load, no parts of your freewheel are actually moving in relation to the hub. However, the freewheel's bearings may be worn and causing the freewheel to slip off line. Also, your chainline may be off and the chain is riding up on the teeth on the lower side of the freewheel sprocket.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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