That moment when you hear a clank clank clank mid ride in the rear tire hub

That moment when you hear a "clank, clank, clank" mid ride in the rear tire hub.

8 comments
  • What happened there?

  • Good question. Out if the blue, mid ride heard a noticeable noise coming from the rear tire hub, pulled over immediately and saw a large chunk of the wheel hub had sheared off. Basically taking the seals and bearings with it.

  • Seems like the bearing blew apart. Any symptoms up until that point?

  • None at all.

  • What's the mileage?

  • 56k (km)

  • Either way. Bike has been fixed and back on the road.

  • Well, good! I would have expected a few hundred miles of squealing or rumbling from a bearing before it gave up.