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 Post subject: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:41 pm 
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I recently installed some Aican cable housing with Powercordz. As I rotate the handlebars, some of the sections in the cable housing creak as the handlebars move left or right. None of the cables are touching each other, so it's not from cable slap. I can tell it's the section, because as I ride and hear the noise, if I hold onto the cables, the creaking stops. Anyone else have this issue with metal sectioned cable housing?

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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:17 pm 
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Little bit of chain lube will shut them up

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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:31 pm 
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You'll never hear them while riding, you know.

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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:32 pm 
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I'll give that try - thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Actually they do creak from the road vibration. I thought it was something more serious at first.


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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:55 pm 
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Hmmm... that's some pretty heavy creaking then.
My cables slightly creak, but it's only audible when the bike is being manoeuvered around the house or when on the stand.

As stated above, lubing the cables & housing will help.

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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:03 pm 
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Worked like a charm. Thanks guys. Riding around with the creaking was driving me crazy.


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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:26 pm 
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You can also use silicone spray, this helpes also but don't atrackt dirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Creaky Cables
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:23 am 
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My I-Links do all the time, drives me NUTS, ive tried chain lube and wax and bloody everything. Theyve done a few kms though, so im might hook myself up with a new set... Best of luck, i like a quiet bike!

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