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technical question about Ksyrium wheelset(3 posts)

technical question about Ksyrium wheelsetkushogun
Oct 5, 2001 8:45 PM
Hi all. Had a question about a brand new set of Ksyriums that I just purchased. I just mounted the cassette and tires tonight. Well I put the wheels on the bike to find that the front wheel has some "play" in it. Probably about 5mm left to right movement. Q/R skewer is tightly positioned within the fork, but there is still a little wobble. Do I need to adjust the bearings? Is this normal with a new set of wheels? Also when I spin the rear wheel and allow it to freely rotate, I hear a scraping sound coming from the hub area. When I pedal the bike on a stand the sound goes away, but when the freehub is freely spinning the sound is present. I think it's the plastic disc between my 23-cog and the spokes. Is this normal and will it go away with a little time? It doesn't affect the spin of the wheel, still spins forever, just anoying sound. As much info would be great if you have experienced this or know anything about the matter. Thanks.
I had to tighten the bearings on my front hub a tad, too.bill
Oct 7, 2001 5:53 PM
Can't help you with the rear, although I suppose it's possible that they're too tight.
re: technical question about Ksyrium wheelsetcreepfish
Oct 9, 2001 7:28 AM
I've had spoke protectors make a scraping noise before. Why not take it off, and see if the noise disappears? That way you'll know. You can always put it back on, once you find out.