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The Edge
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Just today my front wheel started to creak once every revolution. Every minute or so or on bumpy sections it would skip a revolution, but would then go on creaking. I've heard of the "Open Pro Click" and I guess my front wheel has contracted it. Does anyone know how to fix it?

I'm not even sure if that is the click because it sounds more like a creak. I've already greased inbetween all the spokes where they overlap (3-cross) but that didn't fix it.
 

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Check your spoke tension

Not sure how many miles you have on yours... but a lot of OP "Clicks" have been solved by increasing the spoke tension.


niteschaos said:
Just today my front wheel started to creak once every revolution. Every minute or so or on bumpy sections it would skip a revolution, but would then go on creaking. I've heard of the "Open Pro Click" and I guess my front wheel has contracted it. Does anyone know how to fix it?

I'm not even sure if that is the click because it sounds more like a creak. I've already greased inbetween all the spokes where they overlap (3-cross) but that didn't fix it.
 

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I have just over 2000 miles on this wheelset and it was made by Colorado Cyclist.
 

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I fixed mine by putting a drop of chainlube in the eyelet where the nipple goes(no dis-assembly required). Often you only need to lube the eyelets around the stem opening. Generally this fixes the problem, but re-application may be necessary after wet rides. And yes, it really sounds more like a "creak" than a click to me also.
 

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Agreed, check spoke tension

I thought I had the imfamous click. Put up with it for a week and then took a close look at the wheel. A couple of spokes had rattled loose. I tighten just those two spoke back up to bring the wheel back in.

The rear non-drive side came loose so I gave all the spoke a half turn to increase tension all around to keep those spokes from rattling loose.
 

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Yeah, I already checked the wheel for the simple things like that. Also check for cracks as well.
 

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The "real" OP click can't be fixed, short of replacing the rim. It sounds just like a click, so your problem sounds like something else. The OP click doesn't hurt anything, except it slowly drives you mad. It sounds a little like a dot magnet hitting a computer sensor.
 

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This is correct Mr.Grumpy is the man!

The real op click sounds like a nipple is floating around inside the rim.
I have had a pair do it to me. I think a weight comes loose and then rattles around in there but I never opened the open pro to find out.
Check your spoke tension.
Also:
When you true your rims do you twist back a little to let the spoke "detorsionize"?
Yes, I made up that word. You need to let the spoke go back to its relaxed (untwisted) state. If it is not this can make a popping noise, like what you are talking about.
 

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Give me a bit more credit that that guys. Duh. I checked for all the obvious causes and have resorted to just lubing the nipples. Didn't hear any clicks on the rollers today.
 
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