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Postby ozstriker » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:16 pm

My wheels have 1600 k's on them with no maintenance so far, and I have just started noticing that when I really put the power down especially up hills I'm getting a twanging spoke noise.

Ideas?

Spoke tension?

If it was spoke tension I thought I would of noticed some brake rub but I don't
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by BNA » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:48 am

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Re: Wheel noise

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:48 am

Its possibly just the spokes rubbing together and nothing to worry about. If you want to put your mind at ease, slide a bit of electrical tape into the spoke crosses on the rear wheel and test it.
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Re: Wheel noise

Postby skull » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:23 am

I had a similar noise, it was the rd mech rubbing the spokes when up the top if cassette and putting a bit more pressure down.

I loosened the skewer a fraction.

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Re: Wheel noise

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:58 pm

skull wrote:I had a similar noise, it was the rd mech rubbing the spokes when up the top if cassette and putting a bit more pressure down.

I loosened the skewer a fraction.

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I suggest getting your rd properly adjusted and leaving the skewer done up tight. If its touching the spokes your limit screws arn't set correctly.
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Re: Wheel noise

Postby skull » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:57 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
I suggest getting your rd properly adjusted and leaving the skewer done up tight. If its touching the spokes your limit screws arn't set correctly.


It is, the skewer was over tight.

Has been checked out by mechanic.
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Re: Wheel noise

Postby Howzat » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:46 am

A twanging noise, especially if it's once per rotation, can also be cause by hub problems - check the bearings.
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Re: Wheel noise

Postby simonn » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:24 am

skull wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:
I suggest getting your rd properly adjusted and leaving the skewer done up tight. If its touching the spokes your limit screws arn't set correctly.


It is, the skewer was over tight.

Has been checked out by mechanic.


Hmmm.... ok. I'm with jacks on this though. Unless maybe you are using a 135mm hub in a 132.5mm spaced frame or something. I know Giant OCRs had this spacing so you could use 130mm or 135mm rear hubs.
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