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to the poet formerly known as Jeffreyh:(3 posts)

to the poet formerly known as Jeffreyh:ak
Aug 25, 2001 11:35 PM
I've been away for a few weeks and never found out if you got your clicking problem fixed or not. I know you've probably had four or five updates since I left on the tenth, but I was just curious if you've solved it yet and if so what it was.
oiled my nipples and the clicking stoppedHaiku d'état
Aug 27, 2001 5:02 AM
actually, went along all the spoke crossings and touched them with oil. seemed to help immediately, but the clicking came back when the road turned up. that night, i went over the spoke crossings again with a light drop of chain lube at each junction, then also a drop where each spoke enters the rim. not a single click since.

so, either it was the spokes creaking where they cross (like trees against each other in wind?), or where they go into the rim.

thanks for your help!
Now you have found the problem but may not have fixed it.MB1
Aug 27, 2001 6:03 AM
Oil only stopped the noise of the rubbing, not the rubbing. Check your rim, does it have grommets where the nipples go into the rim. Are those grommets pulling out? Maybe not but check carefully. It also sounds like your spokes may be a bit loose if they are rubbing where they cross. If they are rubbing a lot they could break there.

These things may not be happening but should be checked for.