In March, I built a 2015 Ridley Fenix. It has had a persistent on and off tinking sound, typically when I stand up to carry momentum over a hill. Sounds like a cable in the down tube...or a small pebble hitting the down tube. I can also shift weight side to side on the handle bars and this bike makes the same sound (while not pedaling). Sometimes during a ride, it will not make this sound...other rides it drives me nuts.
Here is a list of my attempted fixes:
Remove and grease the front derailleur hanger
Remove and grease the rear derailleur hanger
Replace the compression plug in steerer tube
Pulled and greased and reinstalled the bottom bracket cups (twice)
Replaced the bottom bracket bearings
Pulled and greased the head set twice.
Pulled and replaced the headset.
Replaced the Stem
Oiled the skewers
replaced the shifter housing and cables.
Oiled /greases everything that I could think of.
Adjusted Handle bars
Adjusted the shifter position.
Adjusted the Bottom Bracket Cable Guide several times.
Cleaned contact point of Handlebar and stem.
Cleaned with Alcohol Bottom bracket hull and inside Head tube before grease and reinstallation
Added Spacers to Pedals
Removed Spacer from Pedals.
Torqued everything down to spec.
Grease threads on Pedal Spindle
tighten pedal body on Spindle
greased spacers above and below head set.
Sound not in Wheels, Have had 3 sets on this Bike,
Any help would help restore my sanity...thanks
Thanks Nate and Nathan, when the tinking first started...I had to be on the Bike. One day, after a particularly annoying ride of "tinking", I put the drive side pedal in the 5 o'clock position and pushed laterally on the pedal...and there is was. Would not do it again, until I went to the non drive side and put the pedal in the 7 o'clock position and pushed again with no noise. Back around to the drive side, 5 o'clock pedal position, push on pedal...Tink! at that time it sounded like it was coming from the head tube, but I know sounds can move around the frame. It will also make the noise if I push on the chain stay instead of the crank arm / pedal to flex the frame a little.
This bike has made the sound when I am on the bike, not clipped into the pedals and shift my weight on the handle bars right, left right left...if that makes sense.
I have not tried new bars...but I put brand new 3T rotunda pros on the bike when I built it.
have not yet messed with the seat post or saddle either...noise can happen standing or sitting...so I have not gone there yet.
Cant hear the noise by shaking bike, sounds solid with the pre ride drop test. I can find no cracks...