Just tried a set of Mad Fibers a couple of days ago and experienced a strange noise. The wheels are brand new.
When out of the saddle pushing, its like something metalic are brushing against each other.
I have read that the wheels are noisy, but this seems like the sort of noise that shouldn´t be there.
Any Ideas ?
Last night I wrapped the step with some thin clear packing table (about 3 layers) such that it just barely fits in the rim hole. I hope that tightens up the play and also provides a slick smooth sliding surface rather than the threads which could catch any edges as it moves. Unfortuately, today it is raining so I haven't ridden to try it out.
What type of tube stem were in the wheels you were using? Did they use the supplier Mad Fiber extenders?
The noise is the one thing I'm not happy about with the wheels. Otherwise they are great.
Don´t think its the original Mad Fiber extenders, the shop fitted my FMB tubes to the wheels. Think they just used the extenders that I already had.
Will try to go back and ask them to find the Mad Fiber extenders and fit them.
Have some play in the hub ( moves a couple of mm when you pulls on it ), is this the same for you guys ? Same with or without the cassette on.
The weather broke last night so I got in a ride. The packing tape worked brilliantly. So, next I'll do the same to the rear wheel.
This is the type of tape I used. It was thin enough I could make 3 layers over the stem. I tried for quite a while using electrical tape, but with only 1 layer it just was large enough then when pushing into the rim it wanted to bunch up. I'm sure everyone elses stem and wheel diameters will vary so that result will not be repeatable.
I took the hub apart again and found some play in it. Tighten everything up, and hope its fine. Only thing else I can think about its the carbon spokes touching each other when pushing it out of the saddle ( when the bikes moves sideways ).
Another good tip on the extenders is to get some electric shrink covers that fits. Put them on and heat them up and they will shrink to fit the extenders perfectly.
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