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do your kyseriums creak...or does your oclv front wheel creak(5 posts)

do your kyseriums creak...or does your oclv front wheel creakishmael
May 1, 2001 11:49 AM
ive now gotten a set of salsa skewers which crank down to 55lbs (how tight is that anyway)...they are much better now that i can get them really tight(how tight is too tight), but still creak...they are against treks air rail drop out...ive taken the front wheel apart a bit, you can literally pull off one of the pieces, this is the bit i suspect is creaking...i dont know what to do..ive tried grease, sanding the drop out, fileing the skewer, what else is there..if i lean the bike on its side and press (ala sprinting) the wheel will literally move in relation to the brake and stay there..when i push to the other side it will go that way...just a bit but its noticable, this is the reason it is creaking im sure..i suspect either the wheel moving in the drop out or else the wheel moving on its own axle which is actually two pieces that are barely attached
I wish I knew the answerSusan
May 2, 2001 8:53 AM
Why won't anybody help this guy?
Did you ever hear of the boy who cried wolf? nmmike mcmahon
May 2, 2001 9:16 AM
re: do your kyseriums creak...or does your oclv front wheel creaNEIL
May 2, 2001 9:39 AM
I have a similar annoyance. I use Mavic Cosmic Equipé wheels with the same fork you have and get creaking in the front wheel when standing. I am pretty certain it's the spokes, but I'm not positive. I have tried lubing all the contact points of the spokes and tightning them a bit as well. The rear wheel used to creak, but has mysteriously stopped for several months now. Are you sure it's coming from the hub and skewer area? I really like them, if only they'd be silent.

its hard to tellishmael
May 2, 2001 2:38 PM
im going to use a stethiscope soon i does help if i tightent the skewer and they noticably move so yes its not the spokes for me