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Creaking in front wheelWild Bill
May 30, 2002 3:25 AM
I own a set of 2002 Ksyrium SSC SL. They came with the bike.
I have about 1000 miles on them and the front wheel is creaking now! This only happens when I am out of the saddle climbing or sprinting!
I have traded front wheels with other riders and my wheel creaks for them as well.
Has anyone had this trouble? How can this be fixed?
Thanks, Wild Bill
have the same problem with my ksyriumsPaul
May 30, 2002 3:58 AM
Front wheel creaks when standing. I haven't done this yet, but I've seen on this forum, that you should try some lube on the nipples of the wheel, this supposely fixes the problem. I'll have to remember to try it. I first thought it was my BB, but after cleaning/greasing, still had the problem. I've had this with regular spokes where they cross each other, but never with radial laces wheels. Also, check to see if you have a loose one.
Let me know if this works for you.
Thanks Paul. My 2002 ksyriums are doing this too (nm)pa rider
May 30, 2002 4:57 AM
This is the cure!Wild Bill
May 30, 2002 5:23 AM
I had someone else tell me to put a drop of oil on each nipple, so I did.
Wow!!! It's fixed!! I can't believe a little oil would cure this but it did.
Thanks for the feed back.
Wild Bill
All Right! I'll do it tonight. Thanks to all (NM)Paul
May 30, 2002 6:04 AM
what solved my kyserium creakishmael
May 31, 2002 6:24 AM
the skewer wasnt tight enough. I have to really crank it down and the mavic skewers which came with them are not recommended for such pressure so I returned them and got salsa ones that go to 50psi. Solved the problem. The oil on the nipple works for more of a ping noise while a full creak likely needs tight skewers. Tell us what it ends up being. Have you tried standing at the front over the front wheel and cranking both ways and seeing what happends, my wheel would slightly move in the dropouts and get closer to the either side of the brake pad. Thats a give away for tighter skewers. Ive been told by a shop that the kyseriums dont have the gnarled edges where it meets the dropout that other wheels have, I didnt notice this but nonetheless
what solved my kyserium creakdstahl
May 31, 2002 6:32 AM
I just solved this problem this morning. The creaking on my wheels was coming from the contact area between the inside of the fork dropouts and the hub. I put a couple of drops of oil on the contact area of the hub and the creaking disappeared without overtightening the skewers.
what solved my kyserium creakishmael
May 31, 2002 5:41 PM
I was told to do that but it seemed like a cheap solution, it's still moving you just dont hear it. In my case I could a lot of movement. I opted for tighter skewers
I used the same remedy, but it came back.(nm)James
May 31, 2002 9:36 PM
Lube helped, but still get some creakingPaul
Jun 3, 2002 4:40 AM
I have Performance skewers, and tryed tightening them up a little more. They seem to be tight, as I can see the compression on the fork drop outs.

Intesesting what you said about the Salsa. Any particular model?

No, I'll check standing, and rocking to see if the wheel flexs. I have noticed that the harder I rock side to side, the more it creaks. If I lessen the rock, hardly get a creak.

thanks for your input, I let you know how I make out.
Try this, it just worked for me.James
Jun 3, 2002 11:32 PM
I had the same problem just 2 days ago. I have been trying stuff for weeks and going nuts! I took a tube and cut squares out, then cut a small hole in the middle if the squares. Stick those in between the dropouts and the hub, but make sure you get the skewer clamped all the way. My Kestrel is quiet as ever and it makes me want to ride longer.
Good tip James, I put some grease on the skewer nuts, andPaul
Jun 4, 2002 3:52 AM
it took just about all the creaking out. But i like your idea, as putting grease on every time is a pain. Whenever you get metal against metal, you're going to have a problem in general.

thanks again
The solution ...johnrg
Jun 8, 2002 7:22 PM
My Ksyriums are going on their third season and since new I had the same creaking you mention. Put some grease on the clamping surfaces and nipple of the hub, mount the wheel and wipe off any excess.