Weird rattle noise from my front end?

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9/1/2013 2:00 PM

I have no idea what it is, my spokes are tight. I took off my stem and check my headset etc.. and there was nothing wrong.

It happens when my front wheel touches the ground (if I hop/ lift up and drop front end)

It sounds like a tinny noise (kind of like a spoke hitting the ground)

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

9/1/2013 2:14 PM

If it's a plinking cracking noise your spokes need to be trued bro...

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9/1/2013 2:28 PM

Maybe you need new bearings in your front wheel? Take it apart and inspect it.

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9/1/2013 2:39 PM

iVerderider wrote:

If it's a plinking cracking noise your spokes need to be trued bro...

aw man.


It's €15 a wheel down town.

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9/1/2013 3:02 PM

Thats cheap in Jersey its wayyy expensiver

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9/1/2013 3:07 PM

i had the same problem its mostlikely the bearings in the hub

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9/1/2013 6:26 PM

Check your cone nuts, and then true some of the looser spokes

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9/1/2013 6:30 PM

Do you run brakes? If you do it's probably you're brake lever rattling or your cable hitting your bars. Try holding the lever while you bounce the front end

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9/1/2013 6:38 PM

front axle might be loose or you could need new bearings in it open it up and inspect it is your front hub sealed or unsealed

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9/1/2013 6:57 PM

your hub is loose bro

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9/1/2013 7:14 PM

probably the bearings. not the spokes.

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9/1/2013 7:20 PM

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9/1/2013 7:38 PM

mserno75 wrote:

Do you run brakes? If you do it's probably you're brake lever rattling or your cable hitting your bars. Try holding the lever while you bounce the front end

If your wheel doesn't have play and everything else is tight its most likely this sometimes you can't even fix it without over tightening your lever so you might have to just put up with it.

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9/1/2013 8:44 PM

Do you have pegs with anti spin screws? Sometimes when mine loosen they make a noise like that.

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9/2/2013 8:03 AM

I don't run pegs or brakes.

I have sealed bearings, what do I do?

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9/2/2013 8:10 AM

Got me, man. You sure some piece of grit didn't fall inside the tubing of the bar or something and rattles now? Maybe in the fork leg? Best thing I could think to do is to try and isolate each part by removing it and shaking or tapping it on something to see where exactly it's coming from.

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9/2/2013 8:10 AM

Pull your front wheel off, hold the axles in your fingers, and see if you can duplicate the sound without the bike attached. Feel around for loose parts. Chances are, if something is loose enough to make a noise, feeling around and taking a good look at everything will find it.

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9/2/2013 1:35 PM

Chuck8273 wrote:

Pull your front wheel off, hold the axles in your fingers, and see if you can duplicate the sound without the bike attached. Feel around for loose parts. Chances are, if something is loose enough to make a noise, feeling around and taking a good look at everything will find it.

So I did this, it doesn't make a noise with the bike,it makes no noise.

I checked for loose spokes and they're not loose, I can grab them so they make the squeeky noise if you know know what I mean.

Are there ball bearings in the hub?

Maybe one fell into the shell or something...

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

9/2/2013 1:38 PM

The Arkelseizure wrote:

Got me, man. You sure some piece of grit didn't fall inside the tubing of the bar or something and rattles now? Maybe in the fork leg? Best thing I could think to do is to try and isolate each part by removing it and shaking or tapping it on something to see where exactly it's coming from.

I'm 100% sure it's in the hub

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9/2/2013 2:00 PM

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

I'm 100% sure it's in the hub

Sucks...maybe swapping out bearings will fix it... maybe something fell apart in one of the cartridges.

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9/2/2013 2:15 PM

The Arkelseizure wrote:

Got me, man. You sure some piece of grit didn't fall inside the tubing of the bar or something and rattles now? Maybe in the fork leg? Best thing I could think to do is to try and isolate each part by removing it and shaking or tapping it on something to see where exactly it's coming from.

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

I'm 100% sure it's in the hub

The Arkelseizure wrote:

Sucks...maybe swapping out bearings will fix it... maybe something fell apart in one of the cartridges.

I'm gonna drop it at the shop tomorrow to get both wheel trued.


We'll (pun intended) see where it goes

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9/2/2013 3:00 PM

my front wheel makes a noise... thats coz their is a stone in the rim (double walled obviously)... dont know how it got there, but im not taking my tube out for the sakee of a tiny stone... adds some originality

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9/2/2013 3:11 PM

Try putting a friends front wheel on and see if it makes the noise still

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9/2/2013 4:04 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/2/2013 4:05 PM

best way to tell if its the wheel/hub is take it off the bike and just bounce it a few times then if it is the spokes or something then it will rattle when bouncing the wheel smile also might be a idea to take the tyre and tube out of the rim and inspect the rim make sure everything is sound and clean inside and free of any forgien objects an if it doesn't make a noise start with the forks take them off the bike shake them about a bit there might be a small stone or something in them and then take the bars off and shake them about a bit props flush them out with some water then put everything back together making sure that everything is tight like the wheel in the dropouts the compression bolt the stem bolts and also the break lever then check everything. also while the forks are out be a good idea to give your headset bearings a good clean get all the old grease off them regrease properly

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9/3/2013 12:31 PM

Got the problem resolved.

My Dad brought it to the bike shop when I was in school, they tighten the wheels etc... tightened a few loose spokes.

I have come to a conclusion :

There is a small pebble at the bottom of my fork arm,

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

9/3/2013 1:15 PM

iVerderider wrote:

Thats cheap in Jersey its wayyy expensiver

Fiften pounds is 23.36 US Dollars. So no, it probably isn't.

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9/3/2013 1:17 PM

Chain loose and hitting the chainstay?

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9/3/2013 1:28 PM

K_A_N_E_ wrote:

Got the problem resolved.

My Dad brought it to the bike shop when I was in school, they tighten the wheels etc... tightened a few loose spokes.

I have come to a conclusion :

There is a small pebble at the bottom of my fork arm,

Boo-yah! *Touchdown dance*

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9/4/2013 12:28 AM

dave lawrence wrote:

Chain loose and hitting the chainstay?

Nope,There is a small pebble at the bottom of my fork arm,

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I'm gonna need bigger bars

9/4/2013 8:19 AM

iVerderider wrote:

Thats cheap in Jersey its wayyy expensiver

dave lawrence wrote:

Fiften pounds is 23.36 US Dollars. So no, it probably isn't.

Sorry to burst your bubble, but he said it was 15 Euros, which is ~20 US Dollars.

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