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Offline Big Hooper

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Creaking Crossmax
« on: May 07, 2010, 04:35:03 PM »
As the riders heard from my last Boyette outing, my Crossmax rims seem to be doing some creaking noise nonsense. Just the front rim. Seems that when I am side loading the rim, like on a slow steep climb its creaking. Is there a specific spoke tension or should i just go around and tension any loose ones? Or... just have a wheel man true and tighten and forget about it?
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Re: Creaking Crossmax
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 04:50:56 PM »
As the riders heard from my last Boyette outing, my Crossmax rims seem to be doing some creaking noise nonsense. Just the front rim. Seems that when I am side loading the rim, like on a slow steep climb its creaking. Is there a specific spoke tension or should i just go around and tension any loose ones? Or... just have a wheel man true and tighten and forget about it?

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Re: Creaking Crossmax
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2010, 08:00:37 PM »
If the wheel is true, leave it alone. That is normal for Crossmax rims and their straight pull zicral(aluminum) spokes. My 26ers do the same thing.

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Re: Creaking Crossmax
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2010, 10:49:03 PM »
Dollars to donuts it is the spokes rubbing against each other.  Mine did the same thing.  Also check to make sure your skewer (QR) is tight.  I lubed the spokes where they intersect and the problem went away.  Good luck.
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