front wheel clicks

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by textpest uk, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    At the end of last summer i went out and brought a trek fuel ex 8 and on the ride home from the bike shop i noticed that the front wheel was clicking every time it went round i took it back and they have no clue as to what is causing it the wheels are bontragger rhythm comps i was just wondering if anyone else has had this problem and if there is a fix for it
     
  2. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Speedo magnet touching pickup?
     
  3. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Not quite sure why that sounds so kinky. Must be my one tracked mind! :smile:;)
     
  4. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Valve not tightened up?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    no mate i dont have a speedo
     
  6. Bongman

    Bongman Über Member

    Location:
    Herts.

    This happened to a colleague. He spent ages trying to locate the problem, until finally found it was the sensor all along. :sad:
     
  7. hotmetal

    hotmetal Senior Member

    Location:
    Near Windsor
    Comedy answer: That's why they're called Rhythm Comps - it's the built-in metronome.

    Sensible answer: Is it only when the wheel's under load (ie being ridden) and less if you just spin the wheel by hand? If so, and there's no sign of anything making contact externally I would check for
    a) a loose spoke
    :sad: a faulty bearing
     
  8. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Location:
    Auld Reekie
    Sounds like a worn hub bearing, does it stop when you apply the front brake?
     
  9. briank

    briank New Member

    Take the front wheel out and spin it. Feel smooth? If so it's not the hub. Squeeze spokes together in pairs: a loose one will be obvious. Replace wheel and spin, watching clearance - on both sides - between wheel and rim. A buckle should be obvious. Lean your weight over the bars and roll the bike along: repeat with the brakes just rubbing.

    If you can't "make" it click then I'd say just ride it, in the knowledge that if there is some kind of problem it will get a lot worse long before anything disastrous happens.
     
  10. gaz

    gaz Cycle Camera TV

    Location:
    South Croydon
    You should have gotten them to replace the wheel. They sold you a product that was not fit for purpose.
    Hindsight is great.
     
  11. Bongman

    Bongman Über Member

    Location:
    Herts.

    I prefer the term "Retrospect is a c***". :biggrin:

    (Sorry ladies....)
     
  12. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    ive took it back to the shop about 5 times and they have striped down the front hub and found nothing wrong with it and it still clicks got to go back this saturday and they are gonna try changing the bearings
     
  13. Sh4rkyBloke

    Sh4rkyBloke Jaffa Cake monster

    Location:
    Manchester, UK
    Just ask for a new wheel and tell them they can play around with kt as much as they like when it's in the shop, rather than annoying you and causing you concern (and return trips!).
     
  14. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    if the bearings dont shut it up it will be a new wheel i aint putting up with clicking for the rest of the time ive got the bike drive me mental
     
  15. OP
    OP
    textpest uk

    textpest uk New Member

    Location:
    watford
    all sorted no more clicking changing the bearings has done the job nice
     
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