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Roger Frazee

Wooden Spokes Creaking

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There are four spokes, located together on the left front wheel, that creak loudly when I drive my Overland.    Old-timers tell me to drive the car through a creek to tighten up the spokes.  Is a good soaking really the best cure for loose spokes or is there a better solution.  Or could the creaking noise be an indication of a bigger problem?

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Roger , you use the words "good" , "better" , and "best" in your question. The best and only solution is to have your wheel(s) re-spoked. A  creaking wheel may fail catastrophically with no warning at some point. Neither you , your passengers , nor nearby motorists , want to have anything whatsoever to do with that bloody mess. Next stop : your friendly wheelwright. Would Coker be fairly convenient for you ? I seem to remember they are set up for volume production with state-of-the-art equipment. Wait time can be a significant factor when shopping for a wheelwright.  - Carl

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And if your in Canada and you don't want to get beat 'round the head by the USA/Canadian money exchange rate,....

 

John Kurtarna

Wheels of Wood

3235 Hill Ave.

Regina, Saskatchewan

S4S OW5

Canada

306-586-8658

 

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