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Internal Rattle ?

Postby Je » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:27 pm

Hi Everyone..

Picked up a brand new Ridley which I still haven't had a chance to ride due to the recent weather.

I notice every time I pick up the bike and put it on the ground something in what I assume is the down tube is rattling. It does have internal cables but I have never had such a noise on any internal routed bike before.

I have uploaded a video to demonstrate the sound it makes. Certainly not a pleasant noise.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKO2ROfB ... e=youtu.be

Hope is not something serious. :?

Just like to know what BNA members have to say before I call the bike shop up..
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Duck! » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:35 pm

Could be a stray nipple inside one of the wheel rims that got dropped during building. It's rare but not unheard of.
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:37 pm

yep does sound like a nipple. Take off each wheel and give it a bounce. If you hear a rattle then you know it's the wheels. I'd take them back to the shop so they can have the fun task of nipple hunting.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Mulger bill » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:40 pm

Could it be a floating nipple in one of the rims?
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby MattyK » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:05 pm

too rhythmic to be a nipple if you ask me.

I'm guessing it's a cable slapping the inside of the frame. try loosening off the rear brake cable (or shifter cables) and bouncing it again.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Saturnstarzz » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:09 pm

Bottle cages loose?
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Je » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:25 pm

Wheels off and still the same sound. Bottle Cages off and no difference.

Loosened the rear brake and still there so it could be the shifter cable but not sure how to loosen it..

Certainly sound like its coming from the bottom tube..
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:36 pm

Back to the shop. It could be a 5 minute fix...

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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Baalzamon » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:36 pm

Take it back to the shop and let them solve the rattle.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Je » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:40 pm

No worries, back to the shop it goes..

Thanks everyone for your help =)
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby mark field » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:45 pm

i think there is a plastic tube inserted as a guide for the cable, my guess is that the guide is still inside and loose. perhaps. sounds good though :shock:
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Je » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:41 pm

After some fiddling I noticed its the front shifter cable..

When on the small ring its loose and rattles and when on the bigger ring it is stiffer and has less rattle.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby rkelsen » Wed Jul 09, 2014 9:21 am

5 second fix. Put it in the small ring, loosen the cable clamp (at the derailleur), pull the slack through and re-tighten the clamp.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Je » Wed Jul 09, 2014 12:32 pm

rkelsen wrote:5 second fix. Put it in the small ring, loosen the cable clamp (at the derailleur), pull the slack through and re-tighten the clamp.


It must be. I ended up giving it to another bike store. Hopefully they don't charge me a fortune for the 5 second fix.

The LBS I purchased from just palmed me off saying it's normal.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:19 pm

Je wrote:The LBS I purchased from just palmed me off saying it's normal.

You know what your next step is?
Disdain.
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Re: Internal Rattle ?

Postby Je » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:09 pm

Mulger bill wrote:
Je wrote:The LBS I purchased from just palmed me off saying it's normal.

You know what your next step is?
Disdain.
They don't deserve your custom.


Could not have said it better.

Picked up the bike and had the cable tightened which fixes the rattle as previously advised. Service was perfect, the manager didn't want to charge me due to a simple fix. I gave him $10 just for his honesty.
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