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Old 03-12-07, 12:03 PM   #1
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spokes pinging!

The spokes on my front wheel are making a hell of a lot of noise. My bike, DK General Lee 24", is not more than a couple of weeks old, could they have loosened up in that short amount of time? Rear wheel is giving me no problems.
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Old 03-12-07, 12:44 PM   #2
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Your wheel could just be loose. Tighten it down and see what happens.
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Old 03-12-07, 01:17 PM   #3
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I made sure it was nice and tight. I just noticed it was a bit out of true, guess I will have to get the old spoke wrench out and see if I can still remember how to true a rim.
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its probably the hub.
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Squeeze the spokes together and see how much they move.
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just get some skyways.
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They move when I squeeze them, about as much as the rears do. I can see where they have been rubbing the black off of one another. What would be causing the noise in the hub, if it is the hub?
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The bearings, get a shop to have a look at it
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This happened to me. If its the same thing. Some of the spoke nipples probably go into your rim. Just replace the spokes that need to be replaced, or take it to your lbs.
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I got my sophisticated testing material out, a tennis ball, and snugged it up to the front hub. No more pinging. I assume from this high tec test that the spokes must have been loose and the tennis ball put tension back on them.
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it's pretty common for spokes on new wheels to loosen up within a few weeks. just go to the shop you bought the bike at and tell them the wheels need to be tightened up. shouldn't be a problem.
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I have one loose spoke. It bothers me.
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its more than likely not the bearings, tighten the spokes EVENLY around the wheel do about 1/2 turn each with a spoke tool.

this is called "bedding in" when a new wheel is built its had little to no stress put on it, after a new wheel build ride it for a week or so, then tension the spokes again.
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bring it to the shop if you don't know what you are doing
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That's just too logical.

I think sbc is right. But don't try and fix it yourself take it too your shop.
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Could be the bearings. On my exgirlfriends bike the bearings in the rear hub blew up and while they were starting to go it would make a pinging sound that I was 100% sure of that it was the spokes. So I re-tensioned the wheel and the noise kept going and then a couple days later the wheel locked up.
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do a flipwhip in a pro contest
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Could be the bearings. On my exgirlfriends bike the bearings in the rear hub blew up and while they were starting to go it would make a pinging sound that I was 100% sure of that it was the spokes. So I re-tensioned the wheel and the noise kept going and then a couple days later the wheel locked up.
I bet she dumped you for that. Way to suck.


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I bet she dumped you for that. Way to suck.
Haha nope, the bike was only 2 weeks old so warantee got us a whole new, better, rear wheel.
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