Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: williamsburg, Va
Bikes: Trek Madone, Kestrel Talon SL, Cannondale Slice
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Squealing, Screaming Ksyrium SL
Here's one you've likely never heard...or maybe you did if you were riding with me!
The first time it happened, I assumed it was the Oval Concepts 'mounted behind the fork' aero brake caliper that was hanging up. So, I put my Dura Ace calipers back on my Kestrel SL to quell it.
During the next Tuesday night Triangle ride here on LI, my front wheel let out this anguished, squeal that had every rider wondering if I'd hit a cat ....or who knows what. What I do know is that it is not the brakes, and I can only assume it the front wheel bearings.
I've replaced the bearings with ceramics; they roll smooth and fast...despite the sound, which happens intermittently, and scares the crap out of me...and the group.
Anybody have any thoughts? Or just replace the bearings, and see what happens.....