I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

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I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

Postby CatDaddy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 5:56 pm

This mtb i am ridding is the 1st bike i have had since i was a kid, and the 10 speed i had way back then made the same sound. So tell me, what is the clicking i hear in the rear axle when i am coasting ?
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Re: I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

Postby cole.robinson.543 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:03 pm

https://youtu.be/zJMl4DAlaqo
This sound? This is the freewheel mechanism.
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Re: I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

Postby bubmiller » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:07 pm

Thats the one-way pawls clicking. Think of a ratchet, it's quiet as you tighten a bolt, but clicks as you move the handle backwards.
On your bike, each click is a spring loaded pawl jumping over a hump and falling into the next valley. Pedaling forward forces the hump into the end of the pawl causing power transfer to the wheel. Most cheap freewheels have 2 or 3 pawls.
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Re: I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

Postby CatDaddy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:21 pm

Thanks guys :) I knew it was somehow just part of the mechanism and how it worked but had never been educated as to what the explanation was.
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Re: I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

Postby wa_desert_rat » Fri May 01, 2015 7:39 am

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Re: I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT THAT SOUND IS......

Postby cole.robinson.543 » Fri May 01, 2015 8:42 am

This is a pretty great forum. Tons of great people here.
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