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jdncpa

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Creaking rear wheel
« on: July 13, 2017, 08:25:20 AM »
I have a Mavic Crossride rear wheel that is making creaking noises.  I have narrowed it down a bit using the following methods.


1 - It creaks if standing next to bike, applying the rear brake, and trying to move the bike forward and backward (with a little weigh on the bike to keep the tire from sliding).  I think this eliminates the chain and cassette.


2 - It creaks if the bike is upside down.  Again apply the brake and try to pedal.


3 - It does not creak when riding unless I am putting some torque on the drive train.


I am ready to tear it apart and see how the bearings and internals look.  Does anyone have experience with these wheels and have suggestions on what to look out for?

Hocky

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Re: Creaking rear wheel
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 11:05:54 AM »
I used to ride Crossmax SLRs and if these are built the same, there is a bushing inside that wears and gets noisy. It is not hard to change, but I constantly had problems with mine until I put the wheelset in the trash. I will never own another Mavic hub.

jdncpa

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Re: Creaking rear wheel
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 11:12:30 AM »
I just replaced that bushing due to a different noise.  The other noise would occur during fast coasting.  Almost a card int the spoke type of sound.  The creaking started about the same time but the bushing only fixed one of the noises.  The fact that I can recreate the current noise without any torque on the freehub tells me it may be in a different part of the assembly.


I may tear it apart again and look for other items that may have worn.


Thanks for your reponse!

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Re: Creaking rear wheel
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 12:50:25 PM »
Had a bontrager race lite rear wheel that creaked.  Took a close look and a spoke was pulling an eyelet through.  Had a new rear wheel built.

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Re: Creaking rear wheel
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 09:52:51 PM »
If you want a good fix for the Mavic hub look on ebay at Hub Dr. It has served as a permanent fix for my CrossMax wheels.

 

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