Just tried fixing up a 2007 Land Rover Kaikas MTB, that cost £400 (about $530) when it was new. The front wheel makes an intermittent buzzing sound, that usually lasts around 2 - 5 seconds, and might not be heard for up to a few minutes - or sometimes soon after. This occurs at any time on flat terrain, so it's not got anything to do with going over bumps. Though I did notice when coming downhill fast on the road, I could feel vibration through the wheel. Because it's so irregular, I'm inclined to not think it's the bearing adjustment (I've tried a loose-ish and tight quick release to quickly see if changes in the bearings made much difference, I don't think it did). The wheel spins nice and freely without play in the bearings. Any ideas?

  • 1
    If you have the opportunity to try out a borrowed wheel, you can limit the cause to the wheel. – Carel Jun 22 '18 at 11:06
  • Does it have disk brakes? – mattnz Jun 23 '18 at 8:54
  • It does have disc brakes – user34810 Jun 24 '18 at 8:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.