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click click click UPDATE click click clickHaiku d'état
Aug 16, 2001 7:06 AM
moved the wheels (cxp33 laced to 105 hubs) from bianchi to specialized, it followed 'em from bike to bike. click click click. click click (arrgh!).

then swapped front wheels only, so bianchi rear cxp33 on specialized, aha! it's the rear wheel that's causing the clicking--not the front wheel or drivetrain as was previously suspected.

so, the question is: if i've eliminated the front drivetrain, the front wheel, and the rear drivetrain except for the cassette, and all the spokes sound fine (finger/ear tensionometer), what to check next? and how to go about it?

obvious that it's either the cassette or rear hub...right?
Oil, the universal answer.MB1
Aug 16, 2001 7:28 AM
Sounds like you are doing a good job of isolating the noise. What to try next. If it is a "click" it is probably the spokes, if it is more of a "thud" it is more likely the cassette...noises are tough.

First try a drop of oil on each spoke cross. (Do it first because it is easy to do).

If this does not end the noise try a drop of oil on the spoke nipples where they enter the rim.

If neither of these eliminate the sound you are left with the cassette or hub and it is time for an overhaul.
More isolationAtombomber
Aug 16, 2001 7:34 AM
If possible, exchange cassettes from one wheel to the other, and try that. While the cassette is off of the Click wheel, spin the freehub body, and might as well re-grease the bearings too. Check the cones and cups while all is apart.
re: click click click UPDATE click click clickHank
Aug 16, 2001 7:37 AM
could also be your rear qr. But yeah, inspect that rear wheel.
Looks like time for a new bike !! nmLeroy L
Aug 16, 2001 7:44 AM
re: click click click UPDATE click click clicksiclmn
Aug 16, 2001 7:45 AM
A drop of oil on each nipple. Be sure to oil the thread and also get some where the nipple goes into the wheel.