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Old 05-12-04, 08:30 PM
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Re assembled my bike, got upset about something and spent the day jumping and generally grinding.
I have developed a ping in my rear spokes. I have a spoke tool to be delivered in a day or so-not shure if its just a soft spoke.
rode around staring @ my rear tire to locate (probably looked quite funny) seems unfortunately @ the valve site or close.
One spoke SEEMs to have less pluck-not a wheel guy yet so these are lameman obsevations.
I zapped strapped the crossings to try and find the click and see if higher tension would work-no.
A good shot of air seemed to make it stop though? (I already run a well pumped tire). Had a small ride after, no noise...I think.


Swiss DT spoke, Mavic rim and Deore hub, probably due for a total tightening. And I was jumping (new for the bike)

Anyway ping or a click...Not the pad rubbing the rim.
No visible outer changes, have not removed tire and liner yet to inspect the inside-should I?
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Old 05-12-04, 08:37 PM
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You probably have one or more loose spokes.
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If one spoke feels loose, by all means bring it up to the average tension of the remaining spokes.

If your wheel is reasonably true and your spokes are evenly tensioned, you can try tightening every spoke by 1/8 turn.
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The wheel is pretty straight, same as before the jumps and pings-
One spoke plucks pretty flat, all the same higher tension rest of wheel.
Why does it go away with air?
I think I'm going to take the tire off and look at the back inside of the nipple thinger.
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