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?

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    If you have the opportunity to try out a borrowed wheel, you can limit the cause to the wheel.
    – Carel
    Jun 22, 2018 at 11:06
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    Does it have disk brakes?
    – mattnz
    Jun 23, 2018 at 8:54
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    It does have disc brakes
    – user34810
    Jun 24, 2018 at 8:17
  • The deep tread tires may have lots of mud on them that is unlikely to be perfectly balanced. Could maybe be this? After you accelerate on a good road, the mud flies away.
    – nightrider
    Nov 12, 2021 at 11:04


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