Originally Posted by fordguru
lol.. thanks for the info ALFENG!!
i did leave out some vital infor there.. i guess i assumed everyone know's what my bike came with. i was posting this in haste and frustration. hey now though my post did say (FREEHUB!!) not frewheel however.. just sayin give me a break there... it was shimano not sram.. which some trek's come with...
i got this post after the ride and this morning decided to do what felt good.. i had a aersol can of a thicker type lube that with a straw i could stick in where you said. in my mind i knew the probem was from rain and moisture so i knew if the water gets in there so would the lube. the bike only has about 3000 mileson it. so i knew the hub should be good as long as i dont run it dry.. it was under warranty and i did not want to do anything that would effect that either. if it came to that? i dont get much info on the google search on this topic..
the prolouge had a 30 mile cruise ride afterward. i would be scared to ride a fixie.. seems like a knee injury waiting to happen to me.. lol..
you seem to know more on this subject i would like to pic your brain farther now that you know what i have.
1. explain to me what i just oiled on my freehub?
2. is it a bearing?
3. why would this not be sealed like all the other bearings on these bikes pretty much?
4. do i need to do anything else now in your opinion to have it ready for another few thousand wet and dry miles? take apart and clean or relube?
thanks again for any links or info!!
If you were in doubt, you would have been better served to put a backup wheel on there but its water under the bridge now. At this point, I would take the bike to a shop to have them open it up and take a look in there. there is no way you should be having major issues at 3000 miles unless you are riding in a lot of grime consistently.
As for what you sprayed in there, depending on exactly what it is, it may have helped, it may have hurt but it's not like you would hurt it in the short term but you really should get it opened up and serviced properly. for example, a lot of people don't use wd-40 to lube bike parts because even though it lubes well, it also attracts dirt and grit.
FWIW, All of Shimano's hubs use cup and cone bearings so if you take apart a $30 Tiagra hub or a $300 duraace hub your gonna have bearings falling out.