I just tried stress relieving; squeezing parallel pairs of spokes on opposite sides of the wheel while wearing leather gardening gloves. I did this pretty much as hard as I could so that by the time I'd finished by hands did hurt a bit. Having said that I'm not particular strong. Time for a test ride and, you guessed, it's still making a noise
. Having said that I do wonder if it's a bit different. I pedal after a period of freewheeling and there is a second or two of tinkling but trying to maintain constant drive torque the tinkling virtually stops until such time a I freewheel again and the cycle repeats. Also sometimes as I start
to freewheel there is a single ping/tinkle. I chucked away my ancient cheap spoke key awhile ago, perhaps I should get a new one and try increasing tension a little, any views?
It's all very frustrating since this bike with Spa's Ti Audax frame is lovely to ride and the 48/38/28 chainset with new Sora FD and old Tiagra 9 speed STIs changes beautifully as does the back with old 9 speed Deore LX RD.