Bicycle Mechanics - Handlebar/Stem Noise
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08-21-08, 11:53 AM
I have a noise in my drop handle bars when I am climbing or sprinting. The noise is a clicking sound. I'm pretty confident it is in the handle bar / stem interface. I've torqued the stem/bar bolts to the specified torque and the noise persists.
Besides the obvious of just tightening the bolts beyond the torque spec, is there a way to prevent this noise?
08-21-08, 12:38 PM
If it were my rig.......
Pull the bars off, steel wool all contact surfaces, clean thouroughly, remount every thing. Could be your stem to steer tube connection, also.
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