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I was just wondering what you guys do to keep your spokes from creaking? I'm currently just putting a bit of chain lube at each cross, but is there anything that will keep them from creaking that I won't have to redo every time I wash my bike?
 

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COLINx86 said:
I was just wondering what you guys do to keep your spokes from creaking? I'm currently just putting a bit of chain lube at each cross, but is there anything that will keep them from creaking that I won't have to redo every time I wash my bike?
Rebuild the wheels.

Noise means something is wrong.

A well built, still in good shape wheel does not have noisy spokes.
 

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When first finished rebuilding the wheel, yes you get a few "pings" within the first 5 mins or so. But after that should be dead quiet from the spokes. Something's wrong on your wheels...
 

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:thumbsup: 100% :thumbsup: A Properly built wheel keeps no noise, ping, pops etc. and doesn't need re-tensioning after "break in", there's no such thing, that is an excuse used by builders who aren't quite up to scratch. Check out this link fpr some sound wheel building knowledge and tips.

shiggy said:
Rebuild the wheels.

Noise means something is wrong.

A well built, still in good shape wheel does not have noisy spokes.
Absolutely not, only if the wheels were not properly destressed.
Veda said:
When first finished rebuilding the wheel, yes you get a few "pings" within the first 5 mins or so. But after that should be dead quiet from the spokes. Something's wrong on your wheels...
 

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LyNx said:
Absolutely not, only if the wheels were not properly destressed.
Sorry, I forgot there isn't a qualified wheel builder in my area, which is why I always have to buy wheelsets...
 

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Veda said:
When first finished rebuilding the wheel, yes you get a few "pings" within the first 5 mins or so. But after that should be dead quiet from the spokes. Something's wrong on your wheels...
+1 ... get the wheel looked at. If there is noise emanating from spokes (on anything other than newly laced wheels during the first 5-10 mins of riding on them), odds are extremely high that there is a problem that needs attention ASAP.
 

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The wheel is one of those Hope Hoops wheels, which is brand new but it's also factory built. So it probably does need to be looked at.

Thanks guys!
 

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funny nobody asked you what kinda wheel it is. Some properly (factory) tensioned Mavic SLRs ping and grind as do a few other spoke hub combos -- you'll notice this under super low gearing when the watts are REALLY high.

I don't have a clue what wheels your running -- if your using a traditional setup then, I'd agree you might have something that needs looking at. Beware of some of the "solutions" (pun intended) that people offer you. I once was told to use Linseed Oil to quite some SLRs --- man what a MESS.. SLRs (3 sets) and the noise no longer live at my house :)

good luck
 

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diver160651 said:
funny nobody asked you what kinda wheel it is. Some properly (factory) tensioned Mavic SLRs ping and grind as do a few other spoke hub combos...
The below still applies.
shiggy said:
A well built ... wheel does not have noisy spokes.
 
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