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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    put the end of an axle on a block of wood that’s on the ground and push down on the rim at intervals, turn wheel over and do the same again.

    Could just be the nipples unwinding in the spoke bed but would mean the builder didn’t do it.

    you could put a drop of light oil (3-in-1) on each spoke beforehand to help.

    mcboo
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    Got a new set of wheels, American Classic 29 Race. When I push on the power the rear makes a jangling noise a bit like a loose spoke. They all seem to be the same tension so I’m not sure what is up. There is a tiny bit of play between each spoke and each nipple, just the smallest “click” when I push the spoke sideways.

    Any idea what to do? Maybe half a turn with a spoke key on each nipple? Thanks.

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