Creaking Orange 5
Mine came with one pivot bearing dry and one greased. Guess which one was rusted onto the stub axle when I needed to change them? You want to get that sorted, if there’s no grease between the bearing and the swingarm then I’d take them out.
Mine creaked with a knackered HT2 BB. Also when the lower shock bush was worn, but you’d be able to feel the play in that.Posted 8 years ago
Right had my Five since Jan. last 2 months started squeaking on pulling bigish torque on teh cranks. Rulled out saddle and seatpost as happens out the saddle. Think I have rulled out front and rear QR. def rulled out pedals and cranks as swapped stuff over from other bikes etc. Also dont think its front end i.e. bars, stem etc. So left with pivots and shock bushings. took it all apart last weekend, cleaned etc. re-copper greased pivot bearings etc. stopped squeaking on a short ride but havent tried after a dirty ride. Interesting was also the pivot bearing inside teh seal were almost dry. I dont use a jet wash and so I presume they come dry – anyone else seen this? Anyone else had squeaky swingarm on their Fives?Posted 8 years ago
well def not the BB – replaced with XTR BB and cranks – I have greased the pivot bearings by taking the seal off and applied synth bearing grease – hope that stops it. otheriwse I’ll do a bearing upgrade with some BETD ones I think. Was just interested if anyone else had the same pivot bearing problems.Posted 8 years agojimmer himselfMember
Bikes creak, especially full sussers….just ride the bike and you’ll soon forget the creak.
In the past I’ve found that nearly every creak is either the bottom bracket, crank bolts or cable ferrules creaking in the cable stops. Strangely metal ferrules creak way less than the plastic ones.Posted 8 years ago
2nd Sandwich on my Five. But it’s been creaking for 4 years and nothings fallen off – well nothing that either affected the creak or to be fair could have caused the creak. Tightening the QR sorts it for a bit but it does come back – Having tried a few QRs, Shimano are pretty good.Posted 8 years ago
Right – found out what it was – its the rear dropouts – I think there is grit getting in the dropouts and the pegs of the hub (hope pro II) as teh paint and metal is worn on the hubs. cleaned, locktite on teh hanger bolts and shadow mech bolt and copper grease inside the dropots (not on the QR /dropout faces) and hey presto – no creaks – result – glad it wasnt the swingarm pivots/bushings. Cheers guys.Posted 8 years agoretro83Member
remove the seatpost and (carefully!) test ride it. My meta had a savage creak which I thought was a pivot or something as it creaked even when out of the saddle.
A tiny bit of grease on the post has sorted it.
Else remove the rear shock and cycle the suspension fully through it’s travel and see if you can hear where the creak is coming from.Posted 8 years ago
Right – the squeaking has returned after a few rides and a few washes. Its def the QR’s and teh copper grease works for a while. 2 things – I have wound cut innertube around the swing arm(s) and that has deadend teh noise from teh clattering cables inside as treat. I have also ordered a 10mm conversion kit for the proII hubs with a DT Swiss through axel – Its not really for the slight increase in stiffness but the extra clamping I can get on the clamp. Should stop it shifting as I have 203mm rotors on teh back and I think the braking and bouncing means I think its moves a little – mud gets in and then starts to sweak – if not it will be an expensive upgrade 😉Posted 8 years agoGaryLakeMember
Bit of a bummer dude, I’ve never had this particular problem. I do get the honking noise after I’ve riding for a while which I’ve been told is the hose rubbing on the rubber bung on the swing arm, blob of grease sorts it but I’ve never been bothered enough to get round to it.Posted 8 years ago
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