Creaky Frame syndrome…
Sounds like its knackered, ill give you £5 for it and im doing you a favour!
Alternatively, its prob the seat post into the frame – remove, clean both, grease and reinstall. or the saddle onto the post, or the saddle, or ill give you £3 for it and all your problems will be gone! 8)Posted 7 years agoavalancheMember
I have taken a tin of WD40 with me on a ride to spray on one joint at a time to discover the cause of a creak by process of elimination. (Bottom equilink bush on my Felt compulsion) Pedals are usually the first to creak, but you say they are new. Seatpost or seat rails is also a good call. I would then spend a few hours dismantling and making sure all threads are greased and torqued correctly. Good hunting.Posted 7 years ago
Cheers. I’ll have another look at post but I think it’s lower down. Just standing next to bike with brakes on and putting some good pressure on non drive side pedal makes frame creak. It sounded BB’ish but have relubed most bits and was still there so put new BB and pedals on just to rule that out.
Bing, maybe you’re right – knackered… but it would be cruel of me to inflict this creak on others even for cash.Posted 7 years agoMunqe-chickMember
can you eliminate it by different riding styles? Does it do it out of the saddle? Does it do it when youre freewheeling, pedalling, or both?
My last 2 annoying creaks were a dirty seatpost head clamp bolt (ie. the bit that clamps the saddle rails) and dirty/dry BB threads on a brand new BB installation. This was a particularly loud creak/crack but solved by cleaning the BB shell and BB cup threads, then greasing with copper grease (which I thought I’d done adequately on initial installation bu obviously hadn’t).Posted 7 years ago
Frame creaking doing my head in. Thought it was BB on Anthem X2. Have installed new Hope BB, new pedals, suspension bearings/bushes seem ok (no play)but there is no change. Any load on the pedals, even seated with slight uphill on the road, causes loads of creaking. Has anyone had similar experience? Grrrr, HELP – any ideas before I throw my tools…Posted 7 years agofruitbatSubscriber
I had elusive creaking problems and eventually traced it to the seatpost area (aluminium frame with aluminium seatpost). It would creak even when out the saddle!
Fixed by using that Pace RC007 grease with the wee bits in it. It also allows the clamp work without it being super tight. Good stuff.Posted 7 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
Different animal but I had a creak on my carbon road bike from the off. At first only happened if I was really honking up a hill but by the summer even sat down it creaked badly when giving it some rice. To the point I was annoyed and embarrassed and my ride mates were beginning to moan. I tried all things I could think of but with no luck. Planet X recommended copperslip on the rear drop-outs. You what thinks I? Bl**dy well did the job though. Not saying it will solve your problem but give it a go, you never know.Posted 7 years ago
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