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    Freewheel Lubrication

    My freewheel on my bike is very loud. If I were to coast down a hill with my feet off the pedals, they would eventually begin to spin forward. Can I use regular Parktool chain lube to lubricate it?

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    some freewheels are just loud

    freewheels need a special light grease or medium weight oil
    depends on make/model/version if you need something more specific
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    I know lubricating it makes it quieter. What kind of lube can I use>

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    What hub?

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    Its a flip-flop hub with a 15T freewheel.

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    I would use plain ole oil over chain lube.
    As far freehub lube goes dumonde tech is the best I've used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHALENARD View Post
    I would use plain ole oil over chain lube.
    As far freehub lube goes dumonde tech is the best I've used.
    Plain oil as in motor oil?

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    no. never use motor oil on your bicycle that's silly.

    Triflow is great for stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximusaxe View Post
    Plain oil as in motor oil?
    I wouldn't use any lube that contains solvents or waxes, teflon, etc. for a freehub.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

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    Dumonde Tech would be my choice, after a very good cleaning and inspection.

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    Tri-flow is formulated with teflon(PTFE) I think I'll just go with Dumonde Tech. Thanks guys

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    do you have the correct tool to remove that freewheel? definitely don't lube it with it still on your hub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    do you have the correct tool to remove that freewheel? definitely don't lube it with it still on your hub.
    I've seen people just squirt it into the seam where the inner ring doesn't spin. Is it an issue if I don't remove it?

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    go read my comments in your other, identical thread: http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...l#post13540064

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    go read my comments in your other, identical thread: http://forums.mtbr.com/general-discu...l#post13540064
    Thanks. Sorry for making you go back and forth through two of the same thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by maximusaxe View Post
    I've seen people just squirt it into the seam where the inner ring doesn't spin. Is it an issue if I don't remove it?
    exactly... it's a cheap freewheel people are digging way too deep on this. when i rocked acs freewheels i'd dump whatever chainlube i had in there. all goo (some maybe imperceptably better but who really cares). any oil is much better than no oil.

    eno frewheels have a cartridge bearing so you just replace it. don't slop up the nice freewheel with oil.

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