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cranking noise flo rims

Postby pcyl » June 23rd, 2013, 11:46 am

I have got from a friend flo rims 90mm after 1000 miles of use there is cranking noise ( like someone hitting spokes)from the rear rim
I got hold of a park tool tension meter and the spokes tension were all out even the wheel is true
Can I know what tools for the internal nipples? Is it available by park tool? My LBS do not have the tool
Which one should I get to get the spokes set? The other question is what are the bladed spokes tension
For the front, rear drive side and non drive side setting in kgf?
Anyone with such problems before?
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » June 25th, 2013, 9:28 am

pcyl,

I've never heard of this before. Before you start adjusting spoke tensions on a wheel that is already true, can I ask what you mean by "the spoke tensions were all out".

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » July 22nd, 2013, 6:03 am

i had the same thing happen yesterday on my race simulation 112 mile ride. I was riding my 60/90 combo and my 90-rear started making this noise when I was cranking. I stopped and spun the wheel - no noise. Kept riding and it happened again. I stopped again and happened to squeeze a couple spokes to see if one was loose. THATS THE NOISE! The spokes rubbing against each other. It echoed from the carbon and continued for the remaining 40 miles. Frustrating and embarrasing.

What might cause this and what can I do about it? (wheel "seems" to spin true still)
My Thoughts: My fingers were dirty after squeezing the spokes, thus i thought it was friction from dirt on the wheel after a long ride in early morning fog/moisture. ???

BTW: I have about 400-500 miles on these wheels (no more than that). They've been great wheels up to this point.
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » July 22nd, 2013, 8:09 am

edrusk wrote:i had the same thing happen yesterday on my race simulation 112 mile ride. I was riding my 60/90 combo and my 90-rear started making this noise when I was cranking. I stopped and spun the wheel - no noise. Kept riding and it happened again. I stopped again and happened to squeeze a couple spokes to see if one was loose. THATS THE NOISE! The spokes rubbing against each other. It echoed from the carbon and continued for the remaining 40 miles. Frustrating and embarrasing.

What might cause this and what can I do about it? (wheel "seems" to spin true still)
My Thoughts: My fingers were dirty after squeezing the spokes, thus i thought it was friction from dirt on the wheel after a long ride in early morning fog/moisture. ???

BTW: I have about 400-500 miles on these wheels (no more than that). They've been great wheels up to this point.


Ed,

Can I ask how often the noise occurred and what exactly you were doing to create the noise? For example, was this happening when you got out of the saddle or was the noise occuring with every revolution. You mentioned it happened when you were "cranking" but I wasn't sure what that meant.

As a final thought, if your wheels are as dirty as they sound that could easily be your problem.

Thanks,
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » July 22nd, 2013, 10:22 am

Chris Thornham wrote:
edrusk wrote:i had the same thing happen yesterday on my race simulation 112 mile ride. I was riding my 60/90 combo and my 90-rear started making this noise when I was cranking. I stopped and spun the wheel - no noise. Kept riding and it happened again. I stopped again and happened to squeeze a couple spokes to see if one was loose. THATS THE NOISE! The spokes rubbing against each other. It echoed from the carbon and continued for the remaining 40 miles. Frustrating and embarrasing.

What might cause this and what can I do about it? (wheel "seems" to spin true still)
My Thoughts: My fingers were dirty after squeezing the spokes, thus i thought it was friction from dirt on the wheel after a long ride in early morning fog/moisture. ???

BTW: I have about 400-500 miles on these wheels (no more than that). They've been great wheels up to this point.


Ed,

Can I ask how often the noise occurred and what exactly you were doing to create the noise? For example, was this happening when you got out of the saddle or was the noise occuring with every revolution. You mentioned it happened when you were "cranking" but I wasn't sure what that meant.

As a final thought, if your wheels are as dirty as they sound that could easily be your problem.

Thanks,


Chris: was happening when I was in the saddle pedaling AND if I was out of the saddle. Would seem to happen more when I was putting light to medium pressure on the cranks (getting up to speed while sitting or going up a hill out of the saddle). Apparently while I was putting force into the rear wheel. I will clean up (post ride clean up) tonight and see what that does to the sound. Will report back. BTW: not complaining about the wheels at all, just hoping to solve issues and build to the database of FAQ's so if anyone else comes back with this issue, you can direct them appropriately.
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » July 22nd, 2013, 1:30 pm

edrusk wrote:
Chris Thornham wrote:
edrusk wrote:i had the same thing happen yesterday on my race simulation 112 mile ride. I was riding my 60/90 combo and my 90-rear started making this noise when I was cranking. I stopped and spun the wheel - no noise. Kept riding and it happened again. I stopped again and happened to squeeze a couple spokes to see if one was loose. THATS THE NOISE! The spokes rubbing against each other. It echoed from the carbon and continued for the remaining 40 miles. Frustrating and embarrasing.

What might cause this and what can I do about it? (wheel "seems" to spin true still)
My Thoughts: My fingers were dirty after squeezing the spokes, thus i thought it was friction from dirt on the wheel after a long ride in early morning fog/moisture. ???

BTW: I have about 400-500 miles on these wheels (no more than that). They've been great wheels up to this point.


Ed,

Can I ask how often the noise occurred and what exactly you were doing to create the noise? For example, was this happening when you got out of the saddle or was the noise occuring with every revolution. You mentioned it happened when you were "cranking" but I wasn't sure what that meant.

As a final thought, if your wheels are as dirty as they sound that could easily be your problem.

Thanks,


Chris: was happening when I was in the saddle pedaling AND if I was out of the saddle. Would seem to happen more when I was putting light to medium pressure on the cranks (getting up to speed while sitting or going up a hill out of the saddle). Apparently while I was putting force into the rear wheel. I will clean up (post ride clean up) tonight and see what that does to the sound. Will report back. BTW: not complaining about the wheels at all, just hoping to solve issues and build to the database of FAQ's so if anyone else comes back with this issue, you can direct them appropriately.


Thanks for the update Ed. Let me know how it goes.

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » July 24th, 2013, 5:24 am

Well, imagine what a little cleaning will do to the creaking noise... it's all fine now. FWIW: If you ride long in your FLO wheels, encounter some dirt/rain, you may have some creaking noises in your rear wheel. The noise is from the spokes rubbing against each other and the dirt that is between the spokes where they cross over.

A good cleaning and all is right with the world again.
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby Chris Thornham » July 24th, 2013, 12:15 pm

edrusk wrote:Well, imagine what a little cleaning will do to the creaking noise... it's all fine now. FWIW: If you ride long in your FLO wheels, encounter some dirt/rain, you may have some creaking noises in your rear wheel. The noise is from the spokes rubbing against each other and the dirt that is between the spokes where they cross over.

A good cleaning and all is right with the world again.


Excellent! Thanks for the helpful hint Ed!

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby edrusk » February 10th, 2014, 9:29 am

Chris Thornham wrote:
edrusk wrote:Well, imagine what a little cleaning will do to the creaking noise... it's all fine now. FWIW: If you ride long in your FLO wheels, encounter some dirt/rain, you may have some creaking noises in your rear wheel. The noise is from the spokes rubbing against each other and the dirt that is between the spokes where they cross over.

A good cleaning and all is right with the world again.


Excellent! Thanks for the helpful hint Ed!

Take care,


Chris - still having the same issues. doesn't take long for the noise to return. My local bike shop seems to think it's really from the hub, but i cannot tell. they've offered to replace the hub for me but i've resisted. What shall i do now? even after cleaning them, the noise returned but i thought it was just getting dirty again. Is it possible for you to check them out and give me an opinion or should i do something else for you to evaluate them? BTW, you can reach me privately at edrusk@bellsouth.net or 423-580-2437
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Re: cranking noise flo rims

Postby SirHustlerEsq » February 10th, 2014, 1:23 pm

What about a drop of lubricant at each spoke cross-over point?
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