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Old 07-19-07, 12:43 AM   #1
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Mavic Reflex rim noise

OK I tried to ignore it but it's unnerving going down a windy descent hearing "click.click.click..click..click...click....click" every time I brake hard. I'm pretty sure it's just an imperfection in the braking surface at the seam and not dangerous, but it's getting to me. Aside from replacing the rim (I'm a little OCP and would need to replace the front as well) or scooping up a discount wheel deal, is there a way to remedy this?

Mavic Reflex 32h 3X on Ultegra 8s hubs fwiw.
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I should have mentioned these are mid 90's Reflex clinchers. Anybody know a fix for this?
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Take off the tire, tube and rim strip. Find the seam where the rim comes together. On either side of the seam you will find indentations which are supposed to press against the pin that held the rim together when they assembled it. Many times the pin, which is just a flat piece of metal, comes loose and rattles a bit but does not have any structural effect. Some say to drill a hole and put glue in but an easier way is to get a nail punch and hammer and make those indentations a bit deeper. Just whack them a few times to put pressure on the internal pin. Many Mavic Open Pros have this same issue. Good luck.

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Thanks, that makes sense and all but I'm quite sure it's on the outside of the rim in this case. To be sure, I trued the wheels meticulously and then readjusted the brakes so they aren't hitting the bump where the seam can be felt towards the inside of the hoop (off the braking surface)
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