Creaking noisy saddle, help required please
Hello there this is my first post on this fine forum,I am really enjoying reading all the interesting threads it seems to be a very active forum. I am hoping someone can offer me a little bit of advice please. I have a saddle that despite it being tight in the clamp is quite noisy and creaks when you are sitting on it and pedaling, If I oil the saddle rails this stops the problem but then over not that long a time the saddle rails move because of the decreased friction.
Can anyone offer a solution that will solve my problem, if you can I will be eternally grateful as this is driving me mad.
ChainreactionPosted 4 years agodannyhMember
Could be seat pin as above. Try a very thin wipe of good thick lithium grease on the rails as well, might stick around longer than oil. Also thoroughly clean the slots in the clamp that hold the rails. Other than this you might as well take the seat pin out, take the saddle off, and undo everything. Then clean and reassemble with grease or anti seize. The underside of saddles and the nice little nooks and crannies that are there are an absolute mud magnet.
I’ve also rigged up a stereotypical ‘old inner tube’ mudguard. One end ziptied around the seat pin low down then opens out and ziptied to the saddle rails at the rear. Doesn’t look mega attractive, but I runs reverb and it’s just too damn expensive a bit of kit to be wilfully left to the mercy of the British winter.
Good luck.Posted 4 years agoDT78Member
This has happened to a couple of my saddles when they’ve got old. I find spraying a blast of wd40 where the rails go into the plastic of the saddle normally sorts it by getting rid of grit that can get stuck in there.
Worst case, I’m sure your name sake has some sale saddles….Posted 4 years agobobloMember
I have an Aliante that went ‘clickety click’ with each pedal stroke. Drove me bonceurs…. Tried spray lube etc. in the end, a smear of silicone grease where the rails are held at the nose sorted it. My B17’s do the same but a spray of lube up the nose ( the saddle, not mine – silly) makes for silent running.Posted 4 years ago
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