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Rode in the rain Sat. Now my front Ksyrium squeaky. Seems(10 posts)

Rode in the rain Sat. Now my front Ksyrium squeaky. Seemsbill
May 13, 2003 7:22 AM
to be not loose, anyway (no play, and I haven't adjusted it either way since when I first got it two years ago or whenever it was, when it seemed a bit loose). Still Seems smooth.
Wasn't even that far/long in the rain -- maybe an hour.
Questions:
(A) Do we think it's the rain?
(B) What should I do now?
at the hub or rim? nmDougSloan
May 13, 2003 8:25 AM
at the hub. Squeak, squeak, squeak. At first I thought it wasbill
May 13, 2003 8:33 AM
the bike, and then I convinced myself it was all these little tweety birds along the path, and then a guy I was with said, dude, your bike is making noise.
try thisDougSloan
May 13, 2003 8:41 AM
on one side of the hub there is a plastic cap, if I recall correctly; press it in against the hub; one of mine squeeked a little there, and doing this permanently fixed it

Doug
I can do that. Thanks, Doug. nmbill
May 13, 2003 10:12 AM
Lube the nipples, then the axle part that goes into thePaul
May 13, 2003 10:12 AM
drop outs. I had the same problem, and this fixed it.
I can try that, too. So, no one thinks it's the bearings? nmbill
May 13, 2003 10:52 AM
doubt it, but try the simple stuff first anyway nmDougSloan
May 13, 2003 7:28 PM
I do!cyclequip
May 14, 2003 2:43 AM
Rather, the bearing clamp cap. Quite common. Remove skewer and grease it well. Get an allen key to hold the axle opposite the silver cap with the holes drilled into it. Use the Mavic tool to loosen the silver cap all the way - press out the axle (hand pressure) and lube all the exposed surfaces with grease. Then reassemble and tighten that cap down FINGER TIGHT ONLY. Skewer back and off you go. If this doesn't work, disassemble the axle completely and rebuild lubing everything in sight.
before I read this post, I just shot a little drylube into thebill
May 14, 2003 9:51 AM
interface between the plastic caps on either end of the axels, which I guess cover the bearing cartridges, and the actual hubs, figuring that the noise may be simply from a little friction right there having nothing to do with the bearings. Was this a bad idea? Should I break the thing down, grease properly? Seems to have stopped the squeak, anyway.