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Mavic Ksyrium Noise(8 posts)

Mavic Ksyrium NoiseTimePedal
Mar 26, 2002 2:17 PM
I'm getting a clicking noise from my front Ksyrium SSL wheel (only when I'm out of the saddle and putting more pressure on the front). Any ideas on how to fix this annoying problem? Thanks.
re: Mavic Ksyrium NoiseAaronL
Mar 26, 2002 2:19 PM
Put a drop of oil on each nipple where it enter the rim. Spin the wheel to drive the oil inside. This is a pretty common problem with these wheels.

A teammate of mine had the same problem and nearly lost his mind trying to isolate the creak. Once he oiled the nipples, no more creak.
Use that funny tool they gave you to tighten the hub. nmonespeed
Mar 26, 2002 2:29 PM
Use that funny tool they gave you to tighten the hub. nmzeke
Mar 26, 2002 6:36 PM
not sure if that is a good idea. i understand that 'funny tool' is for bearing adjustment, and if they are either too loose or too tight, the bearings will be destroyed.
Experience with the funny tool.onespeed
Mar 26, 2002 6:43 PM
Mine was making the "noise" or some noise and the mechanic used the funny tool and took care of it right away.
another solution...the one that worked for meishmael
Mar 26, 2002 7:35 PM
if those dont work try getting some really powerfull skewers, salsa makes some, this solved my creaks...the combination of k's and trek oclv needed these
ooo alsoishmael
Mar 26, 2002 8:32 PM
the wheel wasnt aligned so it was probably getting alot of lateral force. I centered the wheel by sanding down the dropout and this totaly solved the problem. The tight skewers were a help but this was the clincher, the wheel had been moving around a bit in the dropout. (this was the front wheel)
Be careful!cyclequip
Mar 27, 2002 6:48 AM
The posts so far are far from the solution. That 'special tool' is to adjust the bearing cover only and careful tightening is in order. Best to use a 6mm allenkey in the skewer hole and loosen the cover first, slide the axle sideways and grease the whole area. Then refit the silver cap and tighten to a slight nip. Grease the skewers and refit.