- and still the creak goes on….wot now.
Bottom bracket threads were the orgin of my creaks, and pretty much still are. Have to regularly strip and regrease. I agree with the wheel swap plan for diagnosis, there is a lot of potential in a wheel if you can swap and try without that rear wheel I think it will narrow your options considerably.Posted 6 years ago
whilst re-tightening random bolts up on the bike i found my pedal bolt was really loose (had been at lee quarry yesterday maybe it came too loose (lol) hence the creaking strain on the pedal when force applied. (hope it was that …anyway cleaned any muck n grit off that loose pedal and greased that too…so c how i go…. its wet outside at the mo, seems like the bike just likes creaking when its bone dry outside too..lol im certainly on with the creaking quest
BTW…cheers for the above link.. 😉Posted 6 years ago
Changing the bearings is easy. Orange will send you an instruction sheet with a new bearing kit and there are plenty of references on the Internet with video etc. All you need are 3 & 5mm hex wrenches, a soft faced mallet and some copperslip grease. When tapping the swingarm off the old bearings make sure you only hit the welds. The most time consuming bit is to properly align the swingarm on the new bearings. If you can’t get the instruction sheet mail me and I’ll send a copy of mine. I also used the link mentioned above which shows exactly how to do it.Posted 6 years ago
well last nite after general tightening of bolts etc i did come across a not so tight bolt on the pedal…-i hardly had to turn it… (i did say under pressure i thort the noise was coming from crank area (which was put down to numerous theorys.. anyway after greasing the pedal thread – today i went on the 3 biggest hills i could find here in the ‘calderdale valley’ (which there are plenty of ! i purpously started out on a very dry hill and no creaking wot so ever ! carried on over the bridleways then back into town then up a slow long tarmac hill at the end of my ride just to check out the pedals agin, no creaking for a couple of hours (ahh bliss)….for the moment touch wood no creaking….so will see what happens over the next few weeks…so for me it was a looser than normal pedal bolt…Posted 6 years ago
i will use that above link for future ref in the next few weeks if needed….thanks all for your input…..some good advice for once.. 😉 even if my speling lets me down sometimes…lol (i blame the wind in the calder valley it does tend to blow your brains somewhat…hahah 😉
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