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The spokes on my rear DT wheel give out a tinkling noise on hard climbs. They are quality 240 hubs and spoke tension seems even. This is the second set of DT's i have that do this. Its annoying,and makes me think there is some flex in the wheels. Anybody else have DT's with the same issue ?

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Boombang [60 posts] 1 week ago
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I did have this on a set of 370 hub'd R20s which have straight pull bladed spokes.

Put a drop of dry lube where spoke contacted hub, spoke contacted spoke and nipple end (but think the two latter were unnecessary). Rode bike straight after and has never plinked since, been about 3000 miles or so.

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Drinfinity [223 posts] 1 week ago
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^ This

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CXR94Di2 [2622 posts] 1 week ago
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I had a set of DT350 hubs DT rim and spain spokes that did tinkle after newly built.  The wheel builder re tensioned after one month, no more tinkling

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ibr17xvii [437 posts] 1 week ago
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Boombang wrote:

I did have this on a set of 370 hub'd R20s which have straight pull bladed spokes. Put a drop of dry lube where spoke contacted hub, spoke contacted spoke and nipple end (but think the two latter were unnecessary). Rode bike straight after and has never plinked since, been about 3000 miles or so.

I have a pair of RR21 wheels & the rear pings so I'll be trying this. Cheers.