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mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60
I bought a set of DT Swiss PR1600's for my new bike. I've done about 100 miles on them and have noticed a metallic ticking sound coming from what sounds the like back wheel. The sound happens intermittently almost at random.

I've indexed the gears and checked the rotors are not rubbing so my current diagnosis is there may be a spoke thats a little loose?

Thoughts appreciated.



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  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,701
    First thing to check, are you using an inner tube valve nut? Is it tight?
  • mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60
    No, they're set up tubeless but the tubeless valve nut is tight.
  • mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60
    redvision said:

    First thing to check, are you using an inner tube valve nut? Is it tight?

    No, they're set up tubeless but the tubeless valve nut is tight.
  • PMarkPMark Posts: 65
    It could well be you have uneven spoken tension, but you would ether need to get a spoke tension tool from someone like Park Tools or take to decent bike shop to confirm 100%

    But to help narrow it down, does it happen when you are pedalling or when you are free wheeling? As if it is the latter, it is less likely to be a spoke tension issue.
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,506
    edited 6 March
    It might be a bit of disc brake rotor rub.

    Did you gently push the pads/pistons back into the caliper, using something like a plastic tyre lever (I have one set with a thin flat handle that work a treat for this), when you swapped wheels?
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  • mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60

    It could well be you have uneven spoken tension, but you would ether need to get a spoke tension tool from someone like Park Tools or take to decent bike shop to confirm 100%

    But to help narrow it down, does it happen when you are pedalling or when you are free wheeling? As if it is the latter, it is less likely to be a spoke tension issue.

    Pedalling
  • N0bodyOfTheGoatN0bodyOfTheGoat Posts: 4,506
    And now I've just seen you checked the rotor... It's been a long day at work, I wondered why the self-service tills at Sainsburys seemed to be faulty, I had put item to right of till where the basket would have been if I'd had more than a meal deal! :D:#
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    2017 Cube Attain GTC Pro Disc 2016
    2016 Voodoo Wazoo
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,290
    Dry spokes - I had the same on my new front Prime.

    Pop a couple of drops of oil ( I used 3:1) on each spoke, leave overnight to soak in, job jobbed.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,290
    Also check front skewer is all looobed up - mine was ok but this is also sometimes a cause.
  • david37david37 Posts: 1,313
    ok the issue you have here is almost certainly one of three things.

    1 where the spokes cross at the rear they creak, add a smidge of grease as above.

    2 its coming from the rim, yes the rim can be the source of this

    3 where the spokes sit in the hub

    I had to rebuild my rear minus the straight pull rear hub to shut it up.

    Are you a err average sized rider?
  • mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60
    MattFalle said:

    Dry spokes - I had the same on my new front Prime.

    Pop a couple of drops of oil ( I used 3:1) on each spoke, leave overnight to soak in, job jobbed.

    Do you mean from the inside of the rim bed (under the rim tape)?
  • mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60
    david37 said:

    ok the issue you have here is almost certainly one of three things.

    1 where the spokes cross at the rear they creak, add a smidge of grease as above.

    2 its coming from the rim, yes the rim can be the source of this

    3 where the spokes sit in the hub

    I had to rebuild my rear minus the straight pull rear hub to shut it up.

    Are you a err average sized rider?

    Haha yes 85kg
  • mark8191mark8191 Posts: 60
    Is it possible my wheels just need re-tensioning? Seen a few things online of new wheels needing this after the first few rides?
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,290
    mark8191 said:

    MattFalle said:

    Dry spokes - I had the same on my new front Prime.

    Pop a couple of drops of oil ( I used 3:1) on each spoke, leave overnight to soak in, job jobbed.

    Do you mean from the inside of the rim bed (under the rim tape)?
    if you have clinchers you may as well but i only ride tubs and couldn't be fagged to take them off so dripped the oil down the spoke and let it sort itself into the nipple.

    worked a #treat
  • ibr17xviiibr17xvii Posts: 676
    david37 said:

    ok the issue you have here is almost certainly one of three things.

    1 where the spokes cross at the rear they creak, add a smidge of grease as above.

    2 its coming from the rim, yes the rim can be the source of this

    3 where the spokes sit in the hub

    I had to rebuild my rear minus the straight pull rear hub to shut it up.

    Are you a err average sized rider?


    Deffo try 1 & 3 of this first.
  • womackwomack Posts: 227
    MattFalle said:

    mark8191 said:

    MattFalle said:

    Dry spokes - I had the same on my new front Prime.

    Pop a couple of drops of oil ( I used 3:1) on each spoke, leave overnight to soak in, job jobbed.

    Do you mean from the inside of the rim bed (under the rim tape)?
    if you have clinchers you may as well but i only ride tubs and couldn't be fagged to take them off so dripped the oil down the spoke and let it sort itself into the nipple.

    worked a #treat
    Have done this myself in exactly the same way as MF and it worked a treat. I will always try the easy fix first.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 4,290
    womack said:

    MattFalle said:

    mark8191 said:

    MattFalle said:

    Dry spokes - I had the same on my new front Prime.

    Pop a couple of drops of oil ( I used 3:1) on each spoke, leave overnight to soak in, job jobbed.

    Do you mean from the inside of the rim bed (under the rim tape)?
    if you have clinchers you may as well but i only ride tubs and couldn't be fagged to take them off so dripped the oil down the spoke and let it sort itself into the nipple.

    worked a #treat
    Have done this myself in exactly the same way as MF and it worked a treat. I will always try the easy fix first.
    Listen to Womack. He speaks sense.

    #whymakelifedifficultforyourself?
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