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Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???(16 posts)

Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???clicked off
Feb 24, 2002 2:52 PM
Has anyone else experienced this, is it common with all open pro's, My rear open pro clicks once per revolution, sounds like it is coming from the weld. Any thoughts anyone??
It might be...RobO
Feb 24, 2002 3:27 PM
The little piece of metal that is pressed into the rim around the spoke holes to reinforce the hole. I had one loose on my Heliums. Everytime it was at the top of the revolution, it would fall to the hub, making a quiet but noticable click with each rotation.
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???Velocipedio
Feb 24, 2002 3:29 PM
Ahhh... the dreaded "Mavic click..." As I understand it, all Mavic rims are suceptible to this problem. I have it on one of my MTB rims as well as on an open pro. A wrench once explained it to me and fixed it [temporarily] by squirting linseed oil into the eyelet nearest the weld. I suspect another squirt will solve the problem again.

For what it's worth, it's fairly common on Mavic rear wheels, and your LBS will probably know of a fix...
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???clicked off
Feb 24, 2002 3:44 PM
the wheel is brand new, should I just return it to the shop who sold it to me or try to get them fixed?
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???Velocipedio
Feb 24, 2002 6:43 PM
Ride by the shop, show them the problem; they'll probably know exactly what to do. Remember... the shop wants your continued business and, besides, most bike shops are run by okay guys; they want to do a good job.

This is nothing to worry about. The Mavic click is annoying, but it has no bearing on performance or safety, and it is relatively easily fixed. Not a big problem.
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???Gary
Feb 24, 2002 6:04 PM
Yes as mentioned it is very common for all mavic rims. The little alluminium block which is inserted into the rim at the joint prior to welding, becomes loose. Remove the rim strip and drop some glue onto the edge of the block. Problem solved.
Source of the problemKerry Irons
Feb 24, 2002 4:28 PM
While there are occaisonally weld/insert problems, much more common is a spoke nipple creaking in the ferrule/eyelet. Common cure is a drop of oil on each nipple right at the rim (or just on the offending ones if you can ID them). I'd sure try that before returning the rim.
Source of the problemclicked off
Feb 24, 2002 5:24 PM
Tried that, no luck at all, but thanks!!
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???curlybike
Feb 24, 2002 4:50 PM
I have repaired that noise by going around the wheel with a tensiometer and evening the tension. There may be a spoke too loose on the non-drive side going slack causing the spoke or nipple to click.
check the tension...Barnyard
Feb 24, 2002 5:02 PM
If your wheel was factory built, it may just be a poorly built wheel with some dead spokes. I've never had this clicking problem with any of the wheels I've built up with mavic rims. Your wheels might just be soft.
Cracked Eyelet - Super GlueB2
Feb 24, 2002 6:21 PM
Had a very similar problem (incredibly annoying). Turned out to be a cracked spoke eyelet. Solved prob with superglue between eyelet and rim (not nipple). Mavic replaced under warranty without charge.

re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???woo hoo
Feb 24, 2002 6:26 PM
Apparently a common problem, that's why my bike guru suggested Velocity Aeroheads over the Open Pros. It's caused by the way they're joined together and there's no way to completely eliminate it once it begins.
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???You can eliminate it
Feb 24, 2002 7:53 PM
The clicking problem is the piece of aluminum insert whiich is laid under the weld joint of the rim. remove the tire and look for two tiny pin hole marks, this is where the weld was done, it's easy to spot. Sometimes after awhile the little block loosens up and that is what causes the infamous Open Pro click. Squirt a little shoe glue in there and you'll never hear it again. Eyelet and spoke problems are separate issues and not the mavic clicking problem.
THIS GUY WAS RIGHT this was a common problem nmsprockets2
Feb 24, 2002 10:51 PM
re: Open Pro Clicking?? What the ..........???gwilliams
Feb 25, 2002 4:00 AM
I have this problem on two out of three open pro rear rims. The problem I have is with the eyelets not the weld of the rim. If your problem is the eyelets you will be able to here the spokes making a poping sound when you inflate your tire. The problem is on one side of the rim, but I forget if it is the the drive side or the nondrive side. You can take the rim tape off and put some linseed oil in the eyelets and it will stop it for a while. If it is a new wheel take it back, it will never be fixed right.
Are these designated "SUP"?cyclaholic
Feb 25, 2002 7:58 AM
I built up a pair of Open Pro wheels this week and, though I just started riding them, I am very happy with their performance.

I have heard about this "clicking problem" and it's one I looked into before buying the new rims. My understanding is that the primary clicking problem arose in rims that were constructed with a pin at the joint. The problem was supposed to have been corrected by a change from pinning to a "flash weld" at the joint, which is designated by a "SUP".

The SUP designated rims no longer have the pins, so the problem should be gone. Are there people with SUP designated rims that are clicking at the joint?