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Old 03-09-15, 06:48 PM
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So I thought I had a freewheel noise. Many others complained about the freewheel noise. Atombikes reported that he had a Fleaby brand freewheel which was noisy. I thought I had a similar noise but it was more of a scraping than a rhythmic noise.

I discovered that the stand on the bottom of the bike was spaced too close to the inner chainwheel guard and was rubbing when I pedaled. It was line to line with the chain guard. No noise when not pushed hard.

I noticed it and bent the stand out of the way when on a ride.

My freewheel appears to be a different brand than the earlier posters bikes. So that may be why I don't have the same noise they had. My freewheel brand name appears to be Three Arrows. It's still destined for removal when I can get time to change my gearing but it's good to know that seems to have been changed. I bought my bike in Feb, so the vendor may have been changed.

The weather has improved. It's good to be out riding again.
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