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Ksyrium creak(6 posts)

Ksyrium creakVikingbiker7
Apr 14, 2003 4:59 AM
I have a set of Ksyrium SSLs. I weigh 215 lbs. I've put about 300 miles on them. The rear seems to have started creaking. I noticed it while doing a second ride in the hills this past weekend. I get the creak when I torque on the drive train. The more torque, the more creak. There seems to be no loose spokes and no noticable rim fatigue. What are your thoughts?
Cheapo idea-filtersweep
Apr 14, 2003 5:06 AM
-might want to try thin rubber washers around the skewers in the dropouts (even a rubber band wound up might do the trick...
I trhink it might not be the Ksterry b
Apr 14, 2003 6:02 AM
Had a new pair on a new bike started creaking like crazy. A little grease on the dropouts fixed some of the problem, a little grease on the inside of the stem and on the bar where they meet fixed all of the problem.
re: Ksyrium creakB2
Apr 14, 2003 6:07 AM
Sounds pretty normal. Try a small amount of light weight lube where the spokes connect to the hubs, where they cross and between the nipples and the rim. I've got a set with about 2,500 miles and I've had to lube the spokes where they connect to the hub three times now. It's done the job every time.

Bryan
don't oil the nipple at the rim....C-40
Apr 14, 2003 8:37 AM
The place to lube is at the base of spoke between the nipple and the spoke. It's the captive head of the spoke inside the nipple that creaks. Oiling the nipple threads could later cause problems in maintaining spoke tension.
Common problem with new K'scyclequip
Apr 15, 2003 4:16 AM
Normally it is the silver bearing covers being too tight, or the axle sleeves and shafts being dry. The hubs are easy to pull apart - allen key and the special tool supplied will get the covers off - pull off the spacers and remove the axle. Lube everything with a light marine grease and reassemble - but do not tighten those covers more than a light nip - they are dust covers only.