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Old 09-16-08, 11:33 AM   #1
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Wheel / Spoke noise

Riding a newly acquired bike to work this morning the rear wheel (700c) started making mild noises throughout it's revolution. It's not the sharp clicking noise of spokes adjusting after being tensioned. It's almost like something rubbing. I'm able to recreate the noise by grabbing the rim/tire and twisting slightly.

The LBS says it needs grease at the spoke nipples and the inside rim interface. Would removing one spoke at a time (on a truing stand) and putting a pinhead of grease on the nipple before replacing the spoke do the job?

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Old 09-16-08, 01:05 PM   #2
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a drop of oil will do the same thing and you don't have to take the wheel apart to do it.
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a drop of oil will do the same thing and you don't have to take the wheel apart to do it.
That's certainly worth the effort, thanks!
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sounds like there isn't enough tension.
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