Hours spent tracking down a ticking noise from bike resulted in success when the front QR was cleaned and greased. Strange remedy, but true

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Comment by Mike the Bike on September 30, 2017 at 16:13

Indeed I am, although Julian and Sandy from Round the Horne really collapsed me into a giggling heap.  There has never been a funnier radio programme.

Comment by Dave Rowe on September 29, 2017 at 21:48
Certainly how I feel after a night at Madam JoJo's MtB! You're clearly a man of sophisticated tastes M, I don't suppose you could possibly be a fan of Derek and Clive?!?!
Comment by Mike the Bike on September 29, 2017 at 17:49
Your comment brought back memories Dave, of happy hours spent in the company of Sticky Vicky and her oilskin wearing friends at Hull docks. The poor girl was a martyr to the sore throat 'cause she was forever sucking a Fisherman's Friend.
Comment by Mike the Bike on September 29, 2017 at 17:18

Yeh, it seemed to be coming from the front wheel and it had me going for a bit.  I removed and cleaned the brake blocks, checked the tyre and rim and hooked all the crud from behind the mudguard.  Noise still there.  So out came the wheel and, being a thorough person, I cleaned some light surface gunge off the QR.  And lo and behold, when I popped the wheel back in the only sound was silence, as Paul Simon might have said.  You live and you learn.

Comment by Rob Metcalf on September 29, 2017 at 8:47
Nice when you finally get to the bottom of a strange noise!
Comment by Dave Rowe on September 28, 2017 at 22:54
I always find a good grease and clean sorts most things MtB! This is the letters page to Souwester Lovers Weekly, right?

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