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GrahamO

Squeky noise... axle bearings?

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I noticed today that while I ride very slow or especially as I come to a stop that there is a sqeuky, whining noise from the front of my bike. The noise stops as soon as I stop moving. Does it while the engine is off. I thought it might be the brake pads just touching the rotor, but I squeezed them a little harder and the noise did not stop.

Could it be my front axle bearings? Any other ideas?

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Check for play, if there is none, spray your seals with a lube, even WD-40. Then give it a spin. I use seals from a bearing shop. They are a lot tighter than the stock ones and tend to make a slight squeak after a day of water crossing and mud.

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Ya, i had this kind of problem too, :D not on my bike but on my mtb: after 6 mounths (more or less, i don't remember exactly, it's happen seven years ago), my rear wheel began to squeky noise at very low speed. :) At first i also though that the bearing were gone, :D but after some research i understand that the noise came from seals. :D I sprayed seals whit sylicon lube and noise stopped; after some ride, noise came back. This time i did nothing and after one or two mounths, the noise stopped and never came back. :D

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