- and still the creak goes on….wot now.
so, after contemplating on why my orange five has developed the annoying creak when riding up hill, under pressure of the cranks….. ive just had a new Hope bottom bracket fitted…. first ride out today and bugger me its still continously creaking around the pivot area…so ‘orange’ tell me you dont change the bushings too often in the pivot area cos they are sealed… they also have bearings so im wondering if the bearings need replacing….. went to lee quarry today and had another chat witha guy that was there and he says he heres alot of creaking bikes up and down so as lonf as it aint just my bike then lol…but its is **** annoying throughout a few hours ride…. anyone else any other theorys.. you could spend a fortune on replacing parts and still have a creaking bike lol… anyway i removed the black disc covers in the pivot area and greased inside there…. but im relly wondering if the bearings have gone…. who knows every bike shop i speak to has a different opinion,…sooo confusing…lolPosted 8 years agotazzymtbMember
have you got any spacers on the bb? my single speed was creaking like a bugger, popped a little bit of grease between the spacers, tightened it all down again and the creaking has now gone. Check the chain ring bolts as well as that’s another classic creaky bike cause under pedalling uphill/grunting itPosted 8 years agoDickBartonMember
What hubs? I was plagued with a creak from the bike…even returned to supplier for a check…they put it down to the freehub…got replacement and the existing one fell off…replaced and silence has once more returned. I was convinced it was the suspension but it wasn’t…Posted 8 years agoHicksyMember
It may be worth checking out Mr Bartons suggestion. I had a creak which it took me ages to trace – turned out to be a creaking freehub body on a Pro2 hub. I sounded awful – like a I’d expect a cracked frame would sound. Took it appart, gave it a good clean and a grease and that sorted it. Good luck!Posted 8 years agoSuggseyMember
After your original post and my replies , bugger me if my bike didnt develop a nasty nasty creaking that sounded like BB etc etc etc. Turns out my Hope Pro 2 pawl springs were fubarred but the creaking was coming from a tiny amount of grit that had got in behind the end seals on the hub end caps!!! Simon at Albany in Coventry who found and sorted the ‘creak’ identified it from previous experience. Pop the end caps off give them a real good clean and regrease and check fro grit in the freehub assembly.Posted 8 years ago
It was frenzying me just on the two rides I did so I can appreciate how its irritating you1
fozlett…. ive greased and greased my quick release as ‘orange’ and ‘Hope’ and leisureslakes bikes agree that alot of creaking comes from the skewer..but buying a new one ??? did that seriously put an end to your creaking..(lol) i wud have thort that greasing the old one wud be satisfactory (not with me tho-lol.Posted 8 years ago
so a look at the free hub is another culprit then..hmmm i,ll have a list as long as me arm soon ..well thanks guys for your input…much appreciated..
seanodav ::: ive been told by ‘Orange’ not to change the bearings they are sealed (we dont change them that often they say !!!! (i rang them up last week and thats the reply i got. check the quick release they say (i have i say… 😉 ive greased most things…. i shall plough on with this till i sort it..Hopefully.. 😉Posted 8 years agostevedeMember
After going through all the usual suspects on my Soul (rear qr,chainring bolts,headset,dropouts,saddle rails etc) i took my nearly new at the time Hope bb out and put copperslip grease on the threads and the mating surfaces and hey presto, problem solved.Posted 8 years ago
Drove me nuts for a good while before this cured it, i didn’t think the bb could be at fault being so new but it was the source.billybouldersMember
na no crack in frame its an orange !
I hope your right, my “mysterious creak” on an Orange5 turned out to be a crack in the weld around the little stub axle the bearing sits on. The replacement (which took months to arrive 😈 ) went in exactly the same place. The third one was put together such that the back wheel was about 5mm further to the right than the front one. At that point I got my money back.
Definiteley NOT lol.Posted 8 years agoJ-RMember
I have had the same problem with my O5 since I got it new a year ago. At one point it would sound like it was being hit with a hammer on every serious climb.
The LBS tried a few things:
– Better rear QR, nipped up tight – no effect
– Tighten up the crank arm bolts – no effect
– Remove and grease the outside of the BB
Although not so bad since that last fix, the creek is still a bit irritating, but I am trying to learn to rise above it, Zen like, as the price I must pay in this imperfect world of suffering for an otherwise fantastic bike.Posted 8 years agoCaptainMainwaringMember
neninja – Member
Smooth a little grease in and on the drop outs and on the QR then tighten it up.
Exactly that. Even if the rear QR is done up really tight there is still likely to be a small amount of movement, especially if there’s a bit of dirt in there. Rear wheel out, clean around the dropouts, small amount of grease in the dropouts and on the faces. Sorted
I’ve solved mysterious creaking on two bkes like this. As it only takes a couple of minutes and costs nothing it’s not worth not tryingPosted 8 years agoOscillate WildlyMember
Elaine – mentioned it once before but you never replied….try looking at the bloody rear hub for cracks around the flange…where the spokes go into the hub….I had a creak exactly like yours and spent a fortune trying to cure it:…..the hub had two hairline cracks……replaced the hub by hope and creak gone! 4 months on and still creak free…..if you want it cured try checking that out NOWPosted 8 years ago
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