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Random Tink noise NOT a Creak

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by Mark E., Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Mark E.

    Mark E. Chimp

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    All that I read on posts is mostly about creaks.

    I fixed those long ago. I have a random Tink noise on a power stroke on either chaining on the lower (big) gears on the cassette. Quiet when not pedaling. Sitting or standing. It comes and goes depending on......?

    I run a 50/34 Praxis Works chain ring set.. Fuji 1.1D, aluminum frame. @1500mi on the bike.

    I have read some great posts, done a bunch of troubleshooting-no luck.

    "I get" sound resonates on an aluminum frame, but strongly feel this being a drive train issue- probably means I'm wrong.

    My latest guess is that the chain rings are flexing. I did indeed lube and adjust the chainring bolts and contact with the spider. I am not getting a derailleur rub either.
    The noise is a Tink sound not a creak.

    Any ideas?
     
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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    It is the sound made when a lizard gets its scales.
     
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  3. Mark E.

    Mark E. Chimp

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    I thought it was the solution to 22 divided by 7.
     
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  4. WestCoastHucker

    WestCoastHucker Turbo Monkey

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    is it in the same spot of the revolution each time? sounds like a pedal...
     
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  5. Mark E.

    Mark E. Chimp

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    Thanks tried that for now. Swapped pedals by the book, to some flats. Same thing. Seems to be right side . Comes and goes. about 2 o'clock for a few revs then stops and comes back.
     
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  6. rockofullr

    rockofullr confused

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    Pitted bits in your BB?
     
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  7. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    check your rims where the spoke nipples go in. I cracked my rim there and it drove me nuts trying to find it I though I had tried and checked everything. An Old Shop wrench on a hunch used a 2000 lumen helmet light to check the rim from an acute angle and spotted the crack, new rim no more tink noise

     
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  8. johnbryanpeters

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    And tink noise fits spokes really well...
     
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