AAAARGH! What's that creak?
take the seatpost out and try it..
put the bike on the floor hold the grip and put some pressure on the pedal..Posted 4 years ago
i would say its the pivots if theve just been replaced theve probably bedded in if they can…
undo them and torque them up again..
or record the oise and what your doing upload it to youtube and put that link on here…that would help the bike boffins on here….could be millions of things..
Pivots a possibility I guess. Pretty sure it’s not the pedals it’s the same both sides, and it does it when I’m stood up so I don’t reckon seatpost. I’m currently wondering if it could be the splines on the crank going. Might stick the cranks on my hardtail frame and see what happensPosted 4 years ago
My bike is making a creak. When I stand on the pedals, it’s like a “click click” as I rock back and forth.
It’s not the bottom bracket. It’s not the wheel, the dropouts or the QR. I’m *pretty* sure it’s not the pivots as they’ve all been replaced or cleaned recently, plus it does it exactly the same wherever in it’s travel the bike is (I’ve tried it upside down, in a workstand, with the shock out… All the same). It does it wherever the cranks are in their rotation.
WHAT IS IT!Posted 4 years ago
Definitely not the crank ‘cos I just tried that in a different frame. Not seatpost ‘cos it does it without one in. Pretty sure it’s not chainring bolts as it does it in both rings the same (plus it doesn’t do it on the other frame).
I’ve regreased and tightened the axle, but there looks to be some deformation on the dropout / mech hanger, so that is definitely a possibility. Otherwise it must be pivots, I guess.Posted 4 years agoiain65Member
This helped me recently, hope it helps. Rough Ride this weekend so hope the cleaning worked and its not a cracked frame like Antares has !
IainPosted 4 years ago
Not tried different pedals, but I’ve tried the crank and BB on a different frame and silence, so I don’t think it’s them. Good shout on the QR, I’ll double check that but I’ve tried it with two different skewers and it’s the same, so probably not.
It’s a (brand new!) XT HTII BB, with FSA Gravity cranks. They’re pretty old, but since it doesn’t do it on the other frame I think I can rule out the cranks. Pretty sure it’s not the headset, with the bike in a workstand if I pull the back brake I can rock the cranks and make it creak. I didn’t actually stand on the cranks with it upside down (though that would have been amusing!) – actually stood on the rear brake lever and put pressure on the pedal with my hands.
Had a good look at the frame and can’t see any cracks!
And it’s a Lyrik.Posted 4 years agocazumMember
lol same boat…..
just replaced my bb for a hope bb… still the same…. it always creaks under heavy load when am cranking up the peddle power….so what am thinking is that when doing that the chain is pulling the drive side of the frame slightly forward creating a twisting motion hence the creak… so thinking pivot bearingsPosted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
Before you get your new hanger, pop the old one out and give it a good clean, and the frame, then grease up the surface and rebolt it on.
Then, spray some gt85 or similar on the rear mech pivots.
If you’ve checked all the the usual suspects, there’s not much left.Posted 4 years ago
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