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Old 08-01-09, 04:54 PM
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My bicycle sounds like a goose honking

Lately my bike is making a honking noise when I pedal. It doesn't honk all the time but when it starts it doesn't stop for a few minutes. It honks all of a sudden whether I'm coasting, going uphill, or merely pedalling.

I've greased my seatpost in case that was the problem. I've checked the front fender in case a loose bolt was causing the fender strut to vibrate madly.

Any ideas? If it's a minor adjustment I can do it myself, but anything past "I have an allen key, grease, and lube" I'll take my bike to the shop. But it would be nice to have a clue about what's causing my bike to sound like a goose in heat

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Old 08-01-09, 05:04 PM
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Sounds like a brake-pad is contacting the rim. Spin your wheels and watch the brake-pads.
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Old 06-23-22, 12:29 PM
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I had the same problem. It turned out that the brake cable was rubbing against the side of the tire.
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Old 06-23-22, 01:51 PM
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Your fender struts may be tight but is the tire rubbing against the inside of the fender?
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Old 06-23-22, 02:52 PM
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8/01/09. August. First. 2009.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
8/01/09. August. First. 2009.
Dang it! The old dead post trap.
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I don't think the correct decade should get in the way of a good honking goose bike topic.
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Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
8/01/09. August. First. 2009.
And it is still honking? I'll be damned.
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Originally Posted by scutuma View Post
I had the same problem. It turned out that the brake cable was rubbing against the side of the tire.
At least it was your tire and not somebody else's.
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@cyclokitty has been active on BF as recently as this year -- did it get resolved?
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott View Post
@cyclokitty has been active on BF as recently as this year -- did it get resolved?
Why have I been awoken from my slumber?!?!

lol, yes. It was resolved. If I recall, my wheel needed truing because the brake pad was rubbing. Then, a few years later my bike had a complete overhaul at the bike shop. They did a great job.
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Why have I been awoken from my slumber?!?!

lol, yes. It was resolved. If I recall, my wheel needed truing because the brake pad was rubbing. Then, a few years later my bike had a complete overhaul at the bike shop. They did a great job.
What a relief! Thank you.
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