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Cracking sound when out of the saddle going uphill

Recently I've been getting a 'cracking' or 'pop' sound from the front of the bike near the head tube when I push uphill. Sounds like the headtube has a crack or something, but there are a number of issues and cures for this issue with my Giant TCR. An excerpt from Bike Forums. It seems this problem has occurred with a number of Shimano wheels. The crack/creak is invariably caused by the smooth end of the axle stub rubbing on the inside of the dropout(inside the cutout slot). The noise is often

January 24, 2011 Comments Off Full Story