Bicycle Mechanics - Rear Wheel (spokes) Making Noise
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04-01-06, 08:24 PM
Hi, Have Bought A Cheap Wheel Set For My Mountain Bike (alexrims X2100).to Use On The Road.but Are Sometimes Making Spoke Noise As If They Are Moving.can Flex Them In And Out Easily With Hand. When Spin Rear Wheel Dosen't Seem To Wobble Noticably. Do They Need To Be Trued?or Is It Nothing To Worry About.
04-01-06, 11:23 PM
can Flex Them In And Out Easily With Hand
Tighten the spokes evenly while maintaining true until they make a nice "PING" when you pluck them near the nipple with your fingernail. Still noisy? - try oiling the cross-over points. If they are weathered that may help. I remember spending three days on a tour searching for a clicky wheel sound and finally getting some quiet after lubing the crossovers.
04-02-06, 11:59 PM
can Flex Them In And Out Easily With Hand.
I am not clear on what you can flex easily by hand. If you can flex the whole wheel easily by hand, that is not good. If you can flex individual spokes by hand, that is normal in my experience. Which did you mean?
04-03-06, 12:38 AM
having the same trouble here with dt spokes and a mavic rim which is laced radial by 3x
they click at the x
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