#1
Alright, after a share of googling this problem I've decided to turn to the pit.

My bike is for some reason making really loud high-pitched noises. It started today, and it's been cold outside and snowing if that is of importance. It's not your regular chirping squeaks, this is like a long note, actually it sounds a bit like microphonic feedback. Has this happened to anyone else? Has anyone got any idea what it's all about? I'd like to be able to ride my bike while there's people around.

EDIT: It seems to happen only when I pedal or at least going at high speeds.
REGGIE
Last edited by LeakyFlask at Feb 15, 2012,
#4
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It needs UB40.


Fixed! My bike was broken, but I coaxed it into working again by playing Red Red Wine on full volume. Now we're expecting our first baby.
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#5
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It needs WD40.

I guess trying won't hurt. But this is insane, I've never heard a bike make sounds like this before, and it appeared really suddenly. At first I thought maybe some punks had been screwing with it.
REGGIE
#6
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I guess trying won't hurt. But this is insane, I've never heard a bike make sounds like this before, and it appeared really suddenly. At first I thought maybe some punks had been screwing with it.

calm down there, Clint Eastwood.

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#7
Its either the berrings inside the rims hub or inside the actual crank, your rims hub/crank could have been loose just slight enough to where the berrings were'nt staying in their proper position. Assuming no berrings fell out youd just have to make sure everythings tightened up so the berrings dont have any room to fall out of alignment.
#8
I'm gonna go with brakes. Make sure the wheel is centered and the pad isn't rubbing.
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#9
Make sure the break pads aren't touching the rims without your interaction. Also make sure they aren't frozen rock solid.
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#10
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Make sure the break pads aren't touching the rims without your interaction. Also make sure they aren't frozen rock solid.



This. As a kid, I remember intentionally making my bike squeak like that.
#11
Thanks for the replies, I'll check the brakes and try to keep it warm.

EDIT:
Quote by thrashinghabit
Its either the berrings inside the rims hub or inside the actual crank, your rims hub/crank could have been loose just slight enough to where the berrings were'nt staying in their proper position. Assuming no berrings fell out youd just have to make sure everythings tightened up so the berrings dont have any room to fall out of alignment.

I'd also check this if I knew what it meant.
REGGIE
Last edited by LeakyFlask at Feb 15, 2012,