Wheel flex?

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nawty
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Wheel flex?

Postby nawty » Fri Jan 04, 2013 22:52 pm

So I've done several 25+ milers since getting my bike and I'm rather liking it.

Yesterday I noticed, as I was standing up and putting in effort up hill that on my left foot downstroke it sounded like the brakes were rubbing ever so slightly, it only did it when I was in too high a gear but were putting in the beans to get over the crest of a hill.

Am I right in thinking this is wheel flex?
Cannondale CAAD 10 Ultegra
Kinesis Racelight Tiagra

turboslave
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Re: Wheel flex?

Postby turboslave » Fri Jan 04, 2013 23:03 pm

It sounds very much like wheel flex, you could try to release the rear brake, ie turn the cable adjuster on the caliper anti-clockwise to open the gap between the brake blocks and the rim. Firstly check the gap between the blocks and rim are the same on both sides, occasionally they get knocked in storage or transport, if they require adjustment then manually re-aline.

Atb

nawty
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Re: Wheel flex?

Postby nawty » Sat Jan 05, 2013 08:36 am

Cool, thanks for the tip :)
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Kinesis Racelight Tiagra

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sungod
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Re: Wheel flex?

Postby sungod » Sat Jan 05, 2013 09:56 am

as above

some wheels are just flexy, but it might also be worse checking spoke tension is correct, i had a set that from new were way below the manufacturer's spec.
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