Dura Ace WH-7700 Wheels

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by evilcthul, Jul 7, 2003.

  1. evilcthul

    evilcthul New Member

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    Hey,

    I'm a 200lbs rider and when I ride the bike I hear a morse code like sound that goes click click click periodically. I suspect that it's the front wheels spokes temporarily flexing apart then hitting eachother again. Is this possible?
     
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  2. dirtrider

    dirtrider New Member

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    Yes, I've heard that the spokes can rub each other at the cross points. A friend got a kit from the LBS that consisted of little isolators to slip in between the spokes. Seemed to cure the noise on his wheels.
     
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    evilcthul New Member

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    What did the kit consist of? Maybe I can improvise and try a DIY solution.
     
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    dirtrider New Member

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    Sorry, but I didn't look at it closely, but I'm sure you could come up with something equivalent. Why not take an old butyl tube and cut out some little 3mm-4mm squares/rectangles and stick 'em between the spokes? The trick is probably finding the right size and thickness such that they'll stay put. If they don't want to stay in place, then perhaps a little dab of adhesive would help.
     
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