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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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    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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    rockofullr confused

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    Pitted bits in your BB?
     
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    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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    And tink noise fits spokes really well...
     
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    Mark E. Chimp

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    Tried many, many things out. I'll take look at the spoke nipple thought. I'm down to expensive remove and replace. My plan is to buy a discount prices until the Tink goes away.

    1st was a chain. Plus the chain is so key to good drive train health. Old one was slightly worn but in good shape.The Tink noise has lessened but it comes and goes randomly.

    So I now have spare chain.

    Pondering next move.
     
  10. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    It could be the end of your shoelace, hitting the crank arm on revolution.

    No, I'm serious.