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BB5 spoke noise

Old 06-13-11, 08:02 PM
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BB5 spoke noise

Thanks to advice from a great mechanic at my LBS (Great Northern Bikes) I got my BB5 disc brake adjusted properly. My stopping distance is easily a third of what it was before. I still can't lock the front wheel (prolly a good thing) but in a panic stop it feels like I am just shy of a stoppie.

I am riding a Bianchi advantage with Alex 29" 32 spoke rims. The BB5 is on the front with the stock rotor. I am 280 lbs.

My question: When I do the panic stop thing I am getting a noise that is like nothing so much as spokes stretching or 'tinging'. I never heard this with the linear brakes or before adjusting the BB5. I am sure it is because my braking power is doubled.

Is this something I should be worried about? The rotor is on tight and the spokes *feel* like they have adequate and even tension. I don't get any loose feeling powering around corners, or any of the other cues I have learned to expect from loose spokes.

Thanks in advance for any advice. I did search first and didn't find this problem.
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