Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-31-02, 09:13 AM   #1
RonH
Life is good
Thread Starter
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,299
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
wheel/hub question

The last 4 times I've been out on the Litespeed I have heard what sounds like a rubbing noise coming from the rear wheel. I only hear it when sitting on the bike. No sound when its on the workstand or when I'm pushing the bike and looking and listening. I can look down at the rear wheel while riding and hear the sound every revolution. It is not a continuous sound.
The spokes may need to be tightened as they don't sound "right" when they are plucked. They make a plunk sound.
Could it be that my weight on the bike is making the wheel go slightly out of round if the spokes are loose and it is rubbing against the front derailleur clamp? I don't see any wear marks on the clamp.
Could it be something in the hub?
It isn't a metallic sound.
Any ideas? Thanks for your help.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-02, 09:17 AM   #2
mechBgon
Senior Member
 
mechBgon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Bikes:
Posts: 6,957
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Loose spokes certainly sound like a possible explaination. Might want to take it to a reputable LBS and ask for their evaluation.
mechBgon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-02, 09:57 AM   #3
RonH
Life is good
Thread Starter
 
RonH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Not far from the Withlacoochee Trail. 🚴🏻
Bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod
Posts: 16,299
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 85 Post(s)
I forgot to mention that its not the brake pads. I've opened them up all the way and can see lots of daylight between the pads and the tire/rim.
__________________


The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. - Psalm 103:8
RonH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-02, 10:03 AM   #4
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Definitly check the spokes, if they are not the problem then the bearings in the hub could be going bad. If the hub is going bad or just a bit lose you might not notice any thing wrong with it until it is under stress. Those would be the first things I would check.
Slainte
dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 PM.