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Old 03-01-22, 05:44 PM
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Noise is Driving Me #&8^!@

I am generally pretty good at figuring noises out. I have one now that has me stumped. Ting, ting, ting with each rotation of the wheel. Increases in frequency with increase in speed. Continues when I stop pedaling. When I dismount and spin both wheels, no noise. When I ride, if I lean my bike to the left it stops. Straight upright and a right lean, and the noise is there. I checked all of the spokes, and they are all tight. I removed the wheels and spun the bearings by hand. Buttery smooth. It's a metallic ting that sounds like a spoke. I looked to make sure the spokes weren't bumping the calipers or any cable ends. No obvious interference.


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Old 03-01-22, 05:50 PM
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You would happen to have a magnetic sensor bike computer?

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Brake rotor? Seat post?

The later is easy to troubleshoot, stand up while pedaling and listen.
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Old 03-01-22, 06:00 PM
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Micro-fracture of an aluminum rim?
My spokes were fine but I had a fine fracture coming out of one of my nipples.

Made the same tingy noise you described.
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I had that once. I turned all the spokes 1/8 turn tighter and the noise went away.
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Valve stem pinging against the rim?
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Old 03-01-22, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 70sSanO View Post
You would happen to have a magnetic sensor bike computer?

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Old 03-01-22, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by katsup View Post
Brake rotor? Seat post?

The later is easy to troubleshoot, stand up while pedaling and listen.
Nothing obvious with the rotor or calipers. Everything is tight and clearances are good. Definitely not the seat post.
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Old 03-01-22, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Micro-fracture of an aluminum rim?
My spokes were fine but I had a fine fracture coming out of one of my nipples.

Made the same tingy noise you described.
I didn't look the rims over closely. I'll get it out in the sunlight tomorrow and inspect them.
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Old 03-01-22, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jamesdak View Post
Valve stem pinging against the rim?
That's something else to check out tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
I had that once. I turned all the spokes 1/8 turn tighter and the noise went away.
I do have a few spokes that are not as tight as the rest. Not loose mind you.
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When was the last time you built/trued the wheel?

Do you unwind your spokes after tightening? It becomes very obvious if you use bladed spokes, but I've heard of people marking the outside of all the spokes with a sharpie before working on the wheel.
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
Micro-fracture of an aluminum rim?
My spokes were fine but I had a fine fracture coming out of one of my nipples.

Made the same tingy noise you described.
Ouch!!!
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Old 03-01-22, 08:14 PM
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My wheels and I are one and the same.


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Try to see if the noise occurs when the seam is at the bottom of the wheel's revolution. Some Mavic rims were known for that; they wouldn't make a sound in the truing stand or workstand, only when ridden. I can't remember if they were pinned or welded.
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I had that on tied and soldered spokes. Drove me nuts.

I removed the wire and solder and retensioned the wheels. Never another peep.
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I have had the "same" issue (sound wise) and it was due to the spoke nipples fretting in the rim eyelets. I just put a tiny drop of oil at each nipple/eyelet union, and it went a way. Sometimes that characteristic sound under load can be due to where the spokes cross (if applicable) and a re-tension was in order.

Because you are describing a "ting" vs. a "click", I would say that the spokes are a very likely culprit.
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Could be a crack in the frame, it happened to me.
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If you haven't had your wheels checked by a good wheel person, then do so. Usually doesn't cost very much at all as long as nothing needs replacing. I just take them the wheels leaving the bike at home. Spokes can sometimes make noises from where they cross each other or at the flange or rim. Getting them all tensioned correctly might help. Oil, soap or paraffin around those area might help too for a while.

Have you checked the bolts on your chain rings? I had some get loose. I wouldn't describe it as a ting, but more a click that developed to a creak before I found them as the issue.
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Originally Posted by Iride01 View Post
If you haven't had your wheels checked by a good wheel person, then do so. Usually doesn't cost very much at all as long as nothing needs replacing. I just take them the wheels leaving the bike at home. Spokes can sometimes make noises from where they cross each other or at the flange or rim. Getting them all tensioned correctly might help. Oil, soap or paraffin around those area might help too for a while.
This. A "ting" with every revolution of the wheel could possibly be a spoke loading and unloading or rubbing a neighbor spoke. Could be too high of tension, too low of tension, or even just rubbing like Iride01 mentioned.
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If the noise has shown up coincidentally with your riding on the first few truly warm and humid days this year in your area, I'd look for aluminum-on-aluminum "twinning," a term I learned from a materials engineer, if only to eliminate that possibility. Creaking comes and goes when it turns warm and humid around here with my aluminum handlebars and aluminum stems on various of my bikes.
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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard View Post
I do have a few spokes that are not as tight as the rest. Not loose mind you.
They don't have to be loose when unloaded, but they may get loose when loaded and make a noise as they load/unload. I would tighten all the spokes.
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
When was the last time you built/trued the wheel?

Do you unwind your spokes after tightening? It becomes very obvious if you use bladed spokes, but I've heard of people marking the outside of all the spokes with a sharpie before working on the wheel.
These are essentially new wheels. They have about 400 miles on them. I bought them from Velomine.
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