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Ksyrium freewheel 'creak'(5 posts)

Ksyrium freewheel 'creak'the flying bean
Jul 24, 2003 12:22 AM
I've been delighted with my Ksyriums over the past 3 years and 9000 miles. However, I've just started hearing a creak sound when I resume pedalling after a period of free-wheeling. I am set to do Paris-Brest-Paris (1200k)soon on these wheels, and I was wondering whether I ought to do something about this freewheel 'creak' or ignore it.

It would be great to hear if anyone has experienced this and what, if anything, has happened as a result. Or what you have done to rectify it.

Thanks very much in anticipation and look forward to seeing you PBP hopefuls soon

The Flying Bean
Grease freewheel/cassette interface.....Zonic Man
Jul 24, 2003 7:23 AM
...on the "splines" of the freewheel body.

Just take cassette off and clean up dirt and grime on the interface, lightly re-grease (I use a bit of phil wood) and re-install.

Should kill the creak.
Probably not freewhub creakingAaronL
Jul 24, 2003 8:57 AM
I have/had the exact same problem. I greased the Q/R skewer, but the creak was still there. Then, I put a few drops of oil on every spoke nipple and spoke head. Creak went away. Most wheels after time will need this.
Jul 24, 2003 9:58 AM
It's probably the spokes, somewhat of a common problem with these wheels.
re: Ksyrium freewheel 'creak'Thorman
Jul 24, 2003 6:08 PM
I've had the same issue with my wheels. A little dab of lube where the spokes go into the hub cured my noisy wheel.