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Mavic Open Pro "click"(6 posts)

Mavic Open Pro "click"bianchi boy
Aug 1, 2001 6:54 AM
I've got Mavic Open Pros on two bikes and they both developed the infamous clicking noise. I remembered one of the solutions was to put a small drop of oil or other lubricant on each spoke nipple, so I did that with some Tri-Flo. It did the trick and got rid of the click. As long as I didn't apply too much oil, and I only used a little, should I be concerned about the oil affecting the rim strips or tubes in my wheels?
Aug 1, 2001 9:05 AM
You probably get more oil involved in your tyres riding on wet roads...
right solution ... wrong problemJohnG
Aug 4, 2001 5:34 AM
The "Mavic open pro click" is actually due to the insert inside the rim at the weld point.

The problem you had is not specific to open pro wheels. All wheels can develop a "nipple creak". Usually you can find the offending nipple by weighting the bike and slowly rolling forward. A drop of chain oil is all that is needed.

good rides
how do I oil the nipplessodade
Aug 5, 2001 7:19 AM
hehe - I realize that sounds pretty funny, but I am serious.
Are you suggesting that I unthread the nipple, apply lube and then retighten the nipple? Sounds like something that I should have a wheelbuilder do - not a nimrod like myself...
First, Remove Bra.....grzy mnky
Aug 5, 2001 10:46 AM
Seriously, just a drop of TriFlow or your favorite highly lubricous pentrating type liquid where the spoke enters the nipple is all that's required. wipe off the excess. Capilary action will pull the liquid down into the contact area.
First, Remove Bra.....JohnG
Aug 5, 2001 10:52 AM
I've never tried your method..... seems like a VERY ciruitous route. A tiny drop of oil (I use prolink) right at the nipple/wheel interface will cure the problem instantly.