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    Delta making noise on the trails

    I ride my Delta CX cross country here in South Florida and I am confounded by a rattling noise coming from the front end. It sounds like my cables are rattling against the frame when I ride bumpy trails, but I have held them off the frame in my hand and still heard the noise. My current theory is the two open cable runs accross the top tube are the cause, so I have taped some inner tube under the cables. I'll know on my next ride if that is the cure, but I was hoping someone might have some insight here...

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    Re: Delta making noise on the trails

    Loose headset?

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    Most of the time its the cable that are making the noise. Barring that option, check your headset (although you should be able to also feel that).

    If you have the "frogbutts" on your top-tube cables and they are under tension it shouldn't make any noise there either.

    I did get a rattle once on my own personal Delta when riding off-road, and it ended up being the arm on the front brake caliper that needed to be tightned under tension. So you could check that.

    Last thing to check is the brake levers. If there isn't enough tension in the brake cable, they could rattle a little.

    Beyond that I don't have any guesses. Hope that helps!

    Jeremy
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    Thanks for the leads. Ill post again when I find the cure...

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    Saw that the Delta model is being discontinued. Just curious...does this mean Airborne is done with cyclocross? I was trying to figure out the rational there, because unless I'm missing something, I thought that this was a relatively new model.

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    Airborne is focusing on mountainbikes at the moment.

    We will probably take a hiatus from 'cross bikes for a little while, but we may make another one in the near future. But for now, the Delta doesn't have an immediate replacement planned, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Airborne is focusing on mountainbikes at the moment.

    We will probably take a hiatus from 'cross bikes for a little while, but we may make another one in the near future. But for now, the Delta doesn't have an immediate replacement planned, thanks!

    Jeremy
    Thanks for the reply. I'm not really in the market "right now" for a cyclocross since I promised myself I'd ride 3,000 miles on my current Motobecane Fantom CX before buying a new one, but I was looking at the Delta as a possibility for when that time came. The Moto is a good bike but its not very comfortable...

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    That's a shame. I am very happy with my Delta and would love to see more around the trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasX View Post
    That's a shame. I am very happy with my Delta and would love to see more around the trails...
    Doing a Delta like they did with the Goblin XO would have been mega cool!

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