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    need help with rear wheel noise

    i have a ritchey WCS aero rear wheel with zero hub that seems to spin freely/smoothly without noise, but when i put it on the bike and ride, it has a rub/squeak noise--not high pitched. does not happen if i walk the bike, only when it is weighted, and it does not matter if i pedal or not. nothing seems to hit anywhere. I don't know much about wheels--does not seem to be any port for grease, nor any obvious way to take the hub apart --anyone have any ideas?
    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimcav
    i have a ritchey WCS aero rear wheel with zero hub that seems to spin freely/smoothly without noise, but when i put it on the bike and ride, it has a rub/squeak noise--not high pitched. does not happen if i walk the bike, only when it is weighted, and it does not matter if i pedal or not. nothing seems to hit anywhere. I don't know much about wheels--does not seem to be any port for grease, nor any obvious way to take the hub apart --anyone have any ideas?
    thanks,
    Try a little silicon lube where the axle exits the hub. Some hubs have a neoprene seal that dries out and makes that kind of noise.

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    awesome thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Spoke Wrench
    Try a little silicon lube where the axle exits the hub. Some hubs have a neoprene seal that dries out and makes that kind of noise.
    is this silicone lube somehting i can get at a home depot place, or do i need to go to perfomance bike?

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    Question Squeaky Spokes?

    If your axle doesn't turn out to be the culprit, then sometimes the spokes make that same sound. I don't know if your wheelset has spokes or not , but a little oil to each spoke head will quiet the sound.

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    MIght be where the spokes cross

    If it happens once per revolution, then it is not likely the spoke crossings. But if it happens continuously, then a drop of lube at each spoke cross might fix it.

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