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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

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

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

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

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

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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

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Re: cranking noise flo rims

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

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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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