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I have a marin quake 7.3 xlt and am running the 150mm maxle dropouts. when stationary if i push sideways on the rear wheel there is a clicking noise , this noise also happens when i turn corners hard and when i first start pedalling. Any quesses what this noise is?

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A few possible guesses.

1) the hub is loose and needs to be adjusted
2) the Freehub is loose and needs to be adjusted
3) the wheel is not securely in the frame
4) all these things
5) something inside the hub or hub assembly is broken


Solution: for all these take the bike into your local shop and have them take a look.

There is one other possibility, your spokes are not at full tension and the spokes are clicking against each other when you put enough lateral force on them. Again you want the shop to retension the wheel.

Depending on the wheels you have you will either need special tools to fix, parts, or special knowledge or all these. So better to pass on to a shop that has some experience working with this type of bicycle and get it done right once.

Posted on Mar 20, 2011

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