Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Workshop tales, trials and disasters.
Maintenance tips, techniques and myths.
Technical discussion, description and outright lies

Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby Desdeldor » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:00 pm

Hi everyone,

Not 100% sure if this is the right place to post this as it may be a technical question.

I have just got myself a 2012 Scott Foil R2 and I have come across a little bit of an annoying issue that I feel is of concern to my baby.

When ever I am standing up and pedalling and putting a bit of pressure on the hoods it makes this very loud and concerning scraping noise. I've done a Google search but I have come up empty. Tried to get in contact with my trusty mechanic but he has been away with TDU commitments.

I would really appreciate any feedback on how I can fix this highly annoying problem.

Many thanks

Stuart : )
Desdeldor
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:50 pm

by BNA » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:23 pm

BNA
 

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:23 pm

G'Day Stuart. Welcome outside. :)

This'd be one of those "dozens of possible sources" things IMO. As a first guess, I'd recommend popping the cables from the stops and putting a drop or two of lube in before replacing, might as well try the simpler things first.

Shaun.

PS This belongs in the shed where the local wrench gurus hang out, I'll slip it over there for you.

S
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
London Boy 29/12/2011
User avatar
Mulger bill
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 26324
Joined: Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:41 pm
Location: Sunbury Vic

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby pawnii » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:13 pm

Scraping? or is it more creaking?

If it's scraping i'd have a look at the heat set. There isn't much clearance between the headset's bottom bearing and the fork.

Try undoing the stem bolts that grab the fork rake, then undo the headset cap bolt. Tighten up the stem again without tightening up the headset cap bolt.
Jump on the trainer and see how you go. If the scraping stops then you know it's something to do with the headset. Probably a missing washer or spacer.
yes, I'm an overweight weight weenie
2012 Scott Foil Premium
pawnii
 
Posts: 534
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 2:54 pm
Location: Macleod, Melbourne

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby notwal » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:33 pm

Scraping that coordinates with your cranks, or wheel rotation?
Could it be wheel flex, rim against new brakes?
judged, insulted, gone
User avatar
notwal
 
Posts: 1097
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:57 pm

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby TDC » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:59 pm

Also check that QR skewers are tight enough.
TDC
 
Posts: 582
Joined: Fri Jun 10, 2011 8:37 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby pawnii » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:24 am

so what was the problem?
OP has gone cold.
yes, I'm an overweight weight weenie
2012 Scott Foil Premium
pawnii
 
Posts: 534
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 2:54 pm
Location: Macleod, Melbourne

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby alex » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:56 am

replace the tyre fluid
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
alex
 
Posts: 1000
Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 9:12 am

Re: Scott Foil R2 - Loud Head Stem (Tech Question)

Postby pawnii » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:21 pm

tyre fluid? what's that?
yes, I'm an overweight weight weenie
2012 Scott Foil Premium
pawnii
 
Posts: 534
Joined: Wed May 26, 2010 2:54 pm
Location: Macleod, Melbourne


Return to The Shed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers

cron