Help me find this creak!!!
I have my suspicious about the bb.
By bike was creaking so the first thing I changed was the BB, took saint out and a new Hope one in. I’m convinced it’s making the same creak.
I’ve had the BB out again and cleaned and greased the treads and greased pretty much everything else to do with the BB.
Still creaking 🙁Posted 4 years ago
davewilson634 they are chainring style bolts, I’ve had the frame for a while now and it’s started creaking without touching the dropouts. I’ll take them off at the weekend and check. But I have checked they are tight with no play.
As for my knees Elliot, they do creak, a lot, but that is only one of the two creaks when I ridePosted 4 years agoraisinhatMember
I’ve had an infuriating creak on my bike for the past two months, and only just worked out that it was the chainring bolts when there was a loud clunk and one of them fell out.
Turns out that all of them were loose despite being threadlocked, so I’ve given up on alu bolts and I’ve got some lovely stainless steel ones that are going to go on with loads of grease.
So to go off anecdotal evidence, I’d advise you to check your chainring bolts 🙂Posted 4 years ago
My Pace RC 405 is creaking under peddling, but not under suspension compression.
It creaks when I stand up and pedal (so not seatpost/saddle)
It creaks when I wheelie holding onto the frame (so not bar/stem/headset/front end)
I’ve had the chainrings off, dropouts are tight, greased everything within an inch of its life…
But still creaks under pedalling!!!!!
What’s left to try???? HELP!!!!Posted 4 years ago
I might have your answer here. 😀Posted 4 years ago
I had an annoying creak on my rc305. Exactly the same symptoms.Forget just checking if the dropout bolts are light.Take the dropouts off and grease the inside of it where it sits flush against the frame.
I bet you this cures it as it did mine.
I went through every possible area before i found this.Must have undone re-greased and re-tightened the whole bike first.
Dropouts taken off, cleaned and greased. Still creaking!
Non-drive side crank arm to axle interface cleaned and greased. Still creaking!!
Pedals taken off and different pedals tried. Still creaking!!!
Jockey wheels replaced. Still creaking!!!!
Rear skewer tight. Still creaking!!!!!Posted 4 years agoAmbroseMember
Would there not be some flex about the seatpost/ seat tube interface even when you were out of the saddle?
FWIW, and you do seem to have isolated these, my worst everer creaks have been from a seemingly tight rear qr and from saddle rails. And Middleburn SQ taper cranks!
I believe that any interfaces between different metals are more prone to corrosion than those between similar metals. So maybe look there as well. Grease should prevent this corrosion though.
Take your bike and dunk one end of it into water. Go ride, is the creak still there? Easy way to help isolate the general area at least.Posted 4 years ago
Rather than filling the dropout bolts down I popped a washer on their in case the bolts were too long. Still Creaking! The dropouts feel very secure and are downing in grease.
I’ve looked for cracks, I’ve not found anything yet.
I think submerging half my bike in water will give me many different other problems 😯
I’ll get in on this £1 contribution to the winning solution! I need a solution!
Keep the ideas coming and I’ll keep trying them!Posted 4 years ago
Removed bb and chainset today, swapped for another. Still Creaked so it’s nothing to do with BB, cranks, chainrings or pedals.
Removed seatpost, still creaks. It creaks when I stand up and pedal.
I’ve replaced the chain and cassette, still creaks.
As I said in a previous post I’ve replaced the frame bearings and shock bushings. Still creaking.
I need more ideas to try!Posted 4 years ago
robhughes, If I did sell it I would have to tell them about the incurable phantom creak 👿
rickon, if I lean the bike over stationary and push down on a pedal it does make the creak.
But as I mentioned in the above post I’ve eliminated the possibility of it been the pedals, chainset, bb.
I need some ideas to try…Posted 4 years ago
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