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Old 12-04-11, 10:38 AM
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Mystery Noise

I have Mavic Krsyium wheels and hubs. Yesterday, a sporadic noise occurred that sounded like a tire rubbing against the brake. I would also think that if the tire was rubbing enough to make a noise this loud, it wouldn't be spinning at all. Regardless, I looked at both wheels and didn't see any rubbing. In fact, I released the brakes a bit, just to take this possibility out of the equation.
The noise happened again a few miles up the road. I released the quick release and reinstalled the front wheel. I did this because this was the only thing I touched on the bike that day. I didn't experience the noise in the last two or three miles. Does this sound like the source of the noise or has anyone experienced this type of moise?
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Take out the front wheel and turn it around.
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Mysterious noise always come from Loose saddle or are Crank related----You may be the exception.

Check that the wheel is true and that the tyre is properly located. If it occured more on cornering than in a straight line it could be wheel flex- Loose QR. or bearings loose.
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After I performed some maintenance on my driven train recently, I noticed a rubbing noise and for a while could not locate it.

Turns out it was the small length of cable above the front derailleur rubbing on the rear tire. I bent the cable a little, and the noise went away.
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Check the rear hub. Had a rubbery squeak on my MTB. Turns out, there was a rubber flange on the non-drive side of the rear hub, and some dirt had gotten in between the rubber and the metal of the hub. A little clean up, and a touch of silicon grease, and the noise disappeared.
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