metalic knock in my Torker LX 24"

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by barch, Jan 22, 2006.

  1. barch

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    I an new to the sport, and (happily) received a new Torker LX 24" for
    Christmas. I've practiced quite a bit and thorougly won over. Lately
    I've noticed a very light metal to metal "knock" or "ping" when I pedal
    or pick up the unicycle and shake it. The sound seems to be coming from
    the hub area. After taking off the wheel, I can tell that it's not the
    cranks. The bearings look fine and don't have any lateral play. Hard to
    tell though since they're sealed.
    I've read through the threads and know that some people have had
    trouble with the bearings on this model. Everything runs fine and is
    smooth as silk. It's possible that this sound has always been there,
    but I doubt it. I've had a good deal of experience working on bikes, so
    repairs are not a problem if need be. Since the unicycle is brand new,
    I would rather get things taken care of when the warrenty is still
    good.
    Any suggestions other than to keep on enjoying?
    Thanks,
    Brian


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  2. dorfman

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    i had the same problem but it comes and goes....i think it was my pedals
    becouse i replaced them and it rarly happens now


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  3. musketman

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    it happend to me on my uni, and it was the spokes. They were a little
    loose. You should see it thats what it is. If it is the spoked bring it
    into a bikeshop and have them tighten them, unless you have spoke
    wrench.


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  4. I also recieved the exact same uni for christmas and i am also just
    starting out. from the way you are describing.. it sounds a lot like
    what happened to mine. it turned out that the nuts on the bolts that
    attach the wheel to the rest of the uni were loose. just get a hex key
    and tighten them. but i'm not sure if thats the situation with yours.


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  6. barch

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    Add a new one to the list. After trying everything suggested, I found
    out it's a loose spacer between the bearing and the hub. Nothing to
    worry about -I guess.
    Thanks for the input,
    Brian


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