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R-SYS front wheel creaking

usedtobefastusedtobefast Posts: 145
edited June 2011 in Workshop
My R-SYS front wheel is creaking whenever I ride out of the saddle so I'm thinking this is because I'm applying more lateral force when the ends of the bars are at their maximum positions away from the centre line during sprinting or climbing. When seated there is no creak.

A couple of weeks ago they went back to the UK service centre (via my LBS) and came back without the creak, but now the creak is back. I've tried greasing the spoke ends at the hub but this has made no difference (whilst typing this I'm thinking I need to try the same at the rim end).

I'm off to the Etape next weekend so haven't got the time to get Mavic UK involved, so I thought I'd seek any help and suggestions from you kind folks out there.

Trainee BC level 2 coach ... and that's offical (30th June 2013)

Scott Addict R4 (2008)
Scott Genius MC30 (2006)
Quest carbon circa 1994 - winter bike
Fuji Track Comp 2010


  • maddog 2maddog 2 Posts: 8,114
    try greasing the axle in the dropouts. My ti frame creaks when the axle ends are dry.
    Facts are meaningless, you can use facts to prove anything that's remotely true! - Homer
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