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"Ticking" from front end

Old 11-20-17, 09:30 AM
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"Ticking" from front end

I've got an older low mileage Edge fork on my carbon Trek frame that has a noise coming from the steerer tube area that I can't seem to permanently remediate... I'm fairly convinced it's the compression nut assembly loosening over a few rides and knocking against the inside of the stem. I can take the stem off, torque down the compression nut inside the steerer and the noise goes away for a few rides. A couple weeks ago I applied some blue loktite to the threads and as of yesterday the "tick" has returned...

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Maybe try a different compession plug.

This video is outstanding for information. This is the guy who cuts up frames and analyzes their construction.



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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Maybe try a different compession plug.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bSnbjHiFXc


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That's my next step... I'm more inclined to think the compression assembly is slightly pulling out of the steerer and leading to the "tick" because when I take the stem off and check it's not necessarily loose...
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Have you lubed all the surfaces of the plug? I find that with the bolt and the conical surfaces well lubed it all settles in better and stays quieter too. But this is pretty much tick/creak 101. Take things apart, clean, reassemble with best lube/isolating compound/locking compound possible. Andy.
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