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    Upset Mavic spoke creak

    I have a mavic st 29er wheel set that has extreme spoke creaks in the rear wheel, so I lubed up the spokes in the hub and no luck! Just as annoying and as before, any other solutions to fix this problem.[CODE][/CODE

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    Quote Originally Posted by napa View Post
    any other solutions to fix this problem.
    sell 'em and move on.
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    Time to stop believing the hype and start doing some science.
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    Mavic bladed spokes are notorious for chirping like Crickets. If you cannot tolerate them - good thing there is always another potential buyer, lusting for Mavic wheels.
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    Yeah, the all do that. I'm not sure why they are so popular. I guess they are kinda light and stiff.

    If you want to temporarily cure that, I hear (and you might wanna do some research to back it up before doing this) you can de-lace them, clean and grease the spoke ends, and put them back together.

    Creak Cured (for about 6 months, at which time you do it all over again)!!

    I hate 'system' wheels.

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    At first they start making noise, then they start breaking spokes.
    Alu is just not the ideal material for making spokes...
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