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    This is an odd one...yes I know I say that a lot.

    Yesterday I was on a long ride and after about two hours I heard a drivetrain noise that wasn't there before. After enduring it for awhile I stopped, flipped the bike over, loosened the skewers of each wheel (which were tight) and re-tightened them. Noise was gone for the rest of the ride.

    Today I rode the same bike and right near the end of a two hour ride I heard a similar noise. I rolled into the driveway, loosened the skewer, reset the rear wheel and re-tightened it. Noise gone.

    As mentioned, in neither case was the quick release loose but the resetting took the noise away.

    In case it matters, I am using fairly new Campy quick releases on Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheels.

    Any thoughts?
     

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    Make sure all moving parts like the pivot and the cam have a drop of oil. This cures most noises.
     

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    Did either of the wheels change position when you loosened the skewers?

    What material are the dropouts and fork ends made of? Vertical drops?

    PS I like to have the bike upright, with my weight bearing on it, when I tighten the skewers to make sure the axles are topped out in their slots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Did either of the wheels change position when you loosened the skewers?

    What material are the dropouts and fork ends made of? Vertical drops?

    PS I like to have the bike upright, with my weight bearing on it, when I tighten the skewers to make sure the axles are topped out in their slots.
    This is true. Don't secure the wheel with the bike upside down. Also, make sure they're tight enough. It's hard to define but they should be 'firm' to tighten. With Campagnolo they should start to feel pressure when they appear half closed. Don't over tighten, but don't under tighten either. Practice makes perfect.

    Campagnolo and Shimano make the best skewers. They are closed cam, steel and sturdy.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by thollandpe View Post
    Did either of the wheels change position when you loosened the skewers?

    What material are the dropouts and fork ends made of? Vertical drops?

    PS I like to have the bike upright, with my weight bearing on it, when I tighten the skewers to make sure the axles are topped out in their slots.
    Not sure of the dropout material..it is an Orbea Orca. Dropouts not vertical, at least in the rear. Do you bear down when tightening even the rear? Seems a bit awkward since it needs to be pulled back into the dropout.
     

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    How old an Orca if it doesn't have vertical dropouts? This would be a vertical-type dropout on the rear. If you have a replaceable hanger like this dropout does, check to make sure that's not loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldmine848 View Post
    Not sure of the dropout material..it is an Orbea Orca. Dropouts not vertical, at least in the rear. Do you bear down when tightening even the rear? Seems a bit awkward since it needs to be pulled back into the dropout.
    Vertical as opposed to the old-school steel horizontal drops. And those just take a tug to the rear to seat the axle against the adjusting screws, or you can put your hand between the seat tube and tire to push back.

    And when it's there, body weight on the bike to set.

    An old rule of thumb was that the quick release lever should be tight enough to leave a mark on your palm when you close it.
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    Of course they are vertical dropouts...not sure what I was thinking. I followed the suggestions above and today all was good. Thanks for the tips.
     

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    Do you have a removable derailleur hanger ? Remove the wheel and make sure the screws didn't came loose. Somehow a slight movement of the hanger could lead to drivetrain noise. It could be that the quick release is the only reason it currently sits straight.
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    I did check that. Hanger is solid.
     

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