Orange Five Pivot Bearings
Just fitted new pivot bearings to my Orange Five, now I have a nice creaking sound to do my head in
First time I have changed the bearing so followed the guide from Orange website
Did the copper grease on the inside of the bearing but i just left the outside of the bearing clean with no grease as it sits into the frame…should that have had a dab of grease on it and then cause the creaking sound ?
the bottom bracket and headset have both just been cleaned and re greased so its not from them
rear wheel and mech hanger are not to blame as they are all sorted to the normal five issues
just the pivot bearings and rear shock have been off the bike then back on
any ideas ??
AndyPosted 4 years ago
The saddle does creak so took that and the seat post of the bike for a little test ride and it still does it
And the rear shock that went back on without any grease in the bolts .
When I change the bearings in my hope hubs I always fit the new ones with grease all over the bearing so I guess the pivot ones can be done the same …Posted 4 years agoChipbuttySubscriber
Had an annoying freak on my Five last summer, greased and lubed everything and it still came back. Had the rear wheel rebuilt (hub and spokes replaced). Creak was still evident. Eventually found it to be the rear mech hanger. Removed the 2 little bolts that hold it on and put a dab of grease on the mating surface between hanger andPosted 4 years ago
Frame and applied a touch of locate to bolts. Been quiet for a year now!
the rear mech hanger is always the first place I look when I get strange sounds and its always kept topped up with grease and loctite
refitted the pivot bearings with loctite .
checked and re greased loads of bolts .
I even took the pedals off and popped some fresh grease on…still the same
chainset off and refit and and at the same time took the chainring bolts out and put some fresh Loctite on….Bingo !!
So looks like it was the chainring bolts…a new one for me
and while all that was going on I stripped and fitted new bearing to the rear hope hub
bike feels like new again …even the seat stopped creaking
Ladybower in the morning it is then !
thanks again guys
AndyPosted 4 years ago
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