HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:16 pm
Posts: 50
I built my bike up about 7 months ago, has 1600 miles so far. starting to hear some sounds, I'm not sure if its the shimano slx bb or the stants 3.30 freehub body. may be even the bearings in my pedals, I can't figure it out. anyway the question is how long does a slx bb and stans 3.30 usually last? should I take out the freehub body and clean the pawls? can this prevent problems? do people clean the pawls before theres an issue and how often?

thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:20 pm 
Offline
in the industry

Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Posts: 1222
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
How long all depends on the conditions you ride in. Shimano BB's are very senisitve to the preload you put on the the bearings.

_________________
www.thecycleclinic.co.uk


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:20 pm 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:28 pm
Posts: 897
I would call the hub- maybe bearings, not even freehub body.
Stan's hubs do not stand up well to washing and weather.
I have had Shimano BBs last the life of a frame.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:23 pm
Posts: 417
Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
External BB's don't last as long as internal's, they are also critical on the frame facing being square, did you get it faced?

I have heard of them lasting as little as 250 miles on an out of true BB shell and 3000+ on a good shell and run with the right preload and in not too gritty conditions.

_________________
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:16 pm
Posts: 200
Location: Utah, USA
I bet it's the BB. Tear it down and see how the bearings feel. Put some lube on your freehub while you're at it.

_________________
Trek 5500 - 13.75lbs on a $1400 Budget
20 gram 1x10 chain guide


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:10 am
Posts: 7
Location: USA
It is most likely the BB. Remove the chain. Does the crank spin smooth? Can you feel any play? Most BB noise comes from BB/frame threads. Remove BB. Clean threads. Wrap threads with teflon tape and re-install. Make sure chain is clean and lubed. The free hub is very easy to remove. Remove the cassette Using 2-5mm allens loosen the axles end cap. Slowly remove the freehub being careful not to dislodge the pawls. Clean and relube with a light grease. Re-install using a screwdriver to seat the pawls. Tighten end cap.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:12 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:37 pm
Posts: 157
Make sure you cover the basics before you start replacing parts. Remove, regrease and reinstall pedals. Clean, lube and adjust your wheel QR's. Grease or add carbon paste to seatpost and saddle rails (even if your certain they couldn't be the issue.)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:30 am
Posts: 19
Location: Santa Monica, ca
I second checking the seat and post as I once experienced what I thought was the cranks ended up being my seat post. That's an easy fix if you are lucky.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:24 pm
Posts: 1567
Location: Center of the Universe
xjbaylor wrote:
Make sure you cover the basics before you start replacing parts. Remove, regrease and reinstall pedals. Clean, lube and adjust your wheel QR's. Grease or add carbon paste to seatpost and saddle rails (even if your certain they couldn't be the issue.)



I bet this will be the fix! First thing I always check

_________________
TIME RXR


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:49 am
Posts: 263
I also vote BB. NoTubes had some initial issues, with the first three batches of ZTR hubs...all from three different Asian vendors. Since 2011 - they finally found a reliable source to produce the current 3.30 hubs used today.

_________________
Due to the urging of all the ladies...I do NOT shave my legs!


Top
 Profile  
 
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:32 am 


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:23 pm
Posts: 417
Location: Midlands, United Kingdom
Holy thread resurrection batman!

_________________
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
Budget 26" HT build viewtopic.php?f=10&t=110956


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot] and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. hawk racing bottom brackets

in Road

PoorCyclist

7

654

Mon Jul 07, 2014 6:35 pm

Estelja View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Do any Rotor bottom brackets work with Shimano HT2 crankset?

in Road

g32ecs

3

342

Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:50 pm

Mario Jr. View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Stans iron cross confusion

in Cyclocross / Touring

Kevin3182

6

921

Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:06 am

jonbek View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. FS: Tune mig mag stans sub 1300g wheelset - campag / cx rays

in For sale - Pictures are mandatory 22-3-13

oldmuthariley

0

418

Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:55 pm

oldmuthariley View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. long time lurker, here's my re-done C40

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Introduce Yourself / Gallery - Please use metric weights.

wallymann

16

1920

Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:06 am

wallymann View the latest post


It is currently Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:19 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB