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Handlebar click?(7 posts)

Handlebar click?Dave1234
Feb 26, 2002 9:29 AM
OK, I have old, new Cinelli 26.2 stem (of course threaded) and when I either push or pull on the right side of the handlebar, I get a distinct click- fairly loud. I've greased/lubed everything. Is this, as I suspect, terminal? Any ideas much appreciated.
re: Handlebar click?Paul
Feb 26, 2002 9:57 AM
seems more of a problem with threaded then threadless. Have you tried to re-position your bar, even if it's not the way you want it, just to see if it helps. Try another bar? Maybe a friend has an old one. I suspect it's the stem. I guess you have cleaned the head tube, and there's no problem in the head set, and that everything is tight.
What's the handlebar?Spoke Wrench
Feb 26, 2002 11:07 AM
If you're not using a Cinelli handlebar with the same clamp diameter, I suspect that's your problem.
What's the handlebar?Dave1234
Feb 26, 2002 11:34 AM
It too is a Cinelli 26.2
Old, new?Kerry Irons
Feb 26, 2002 4:44 PM
If your Cinelli bar is of the sleeved type (the center of the bar has a separate sleeve instead of a bulge) it could well be the bar, not the stem. If you have a sleeved bar, try dripping a little oil down the sleeve. This was a common problem with sleeved bars. If not sleeved, then do a close inspection of the bar and stem for cracks. Also, did you lube the brake levers too? They can shift around on the bar and make noises as you flex things. Finally, could you clear up the "old, new" reference?
Old, new?Dave1234
Feb 27, 2002 4:04 AM
Yes it is a "sleeved bar. The stem was new- never used however, I've had it for 5 years before installing it. It is a 130 and I wanted more reach.
Thanks much for the replies.
re:Is the plastic shim still in the clamp? nmdzrider
Feb 27, 2002 1:06 PM