The wheels on the bike go Click Click Click

Tim wonders why the rear wheel of his bike clicks and asks Jim Langley how to make the clicking noise go away. Jim writes that he probably doesn’t want the clicking to go away, because that’s what enables the wheels to keep spinning when you stop pedaling. Jim then suggests putting a heavier oil in the freehwheel to quiet the pawls.

He neglects to mention two other possibilities:

  • Bust open the freewheel and break the pawls off. No more noise! No more pedaling, either!

  • Get rid of that freewheeling hub and replace it with a fixed gear hub! No more noise! No more freewheeling, either!

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