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wheel noise - how to cure?(4 posts)

wheel noise - how to cure?ststein
Apr 6, 2003 5:59 PM
I have a new rim (bladed spokes) that is making a clicking noise when under torque (ie hill climbing). I think the source of the noise is the spokes rubbing together when pushing hard, but am not totally sure. All spokes seem tight to me and the rim is straight. How can I eliminate this noise as it is driving me crazy? Thanks everyone.
re: wheel noise - how to cure?russw19
Apr 6, 2003 7:50 PM
Is the rim a Mavic Open Pro?

If it's the spokes rubbing each other, just put a single drop of chain lube on the spokes where they touch. '

Other than that, it's going to be hard to track this down. Clicking and creaking noises rarely come from where you would think to look in my expirience.

Russ (or anyone) - following on from your reply....EdSned
Apr 7, 2003 1:29 AM
I read your comment about how clicking rarely comes from where you think - maybe a fraction off topic, but where would you start looking for clicks & creaks (apart from Look cleats)?

I have a newish frame & Ksyrium wheels (500 miles), built up with older Daytona parts (1500 miles beforehand), v basic Look 137 pedals (plastic body) and its just started clicking under hard pedalling pressure. Sound seems to come from BB but then it always does, doesn't it? BB was fitted by a highly respected LBS, so...think I'll try really cleaning the chain first, maybe even replacing it (2000 miles total), or maybe looking at the pedal bearings. Other ideas?

Lotsa placescyclequip
Apr 7, 2003 6:32 AM
Check: BB (? - double check), crankarms, grease seatpost, cassette (likely), headset, frame cracks, or on the Ksyriums, make sure the silver bearing cover plates are not too tight (light nip only), and grease the skewers where they meet the dropouts.