Reverb creaking

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  • rob jackson
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    Check that the screw in plates are oriented the correct way

    banks
    Member

    Dry weather init, moment it rains mine stops creaking

    d45yth
    Member

    I’ve had this. It seems that you need to make sure both bolts are done up evenly. Cleaning the rails and putting some grease in there won’t hurt either.

    robinlaidlaw
    Member

    Grease everything. Take the clamp apart, clean all the parts carefully and then grease every area where metal touches metal, clamps, captive nuts, under the bolt heads, on the threads and particularly around the saddle rails themselves. There’s always movement at the rear of the rails and movement means creaks. As mentioned above, make sure the clamp plates face the right way, there’s an arrow on each one that should face forward.

    greeble
    Member

    using carbob paste in the seattube?

    fuzzhead
    Member

    mine did this – give the clamp area a good clean and re-tighten

    HarYuken
    Member

    Cheers – will try all of the above.

    Ecky-Thump
    Member

    As above, mine turned out to be the saddle/clamp area, rather than the post/seattube area. Strip – grease – refit.

    HarYuken
    Member

    My fairly new Reverb is creaking somewhere in the seat clamp area. Is anyone else experienceing this? I have greased the bolts and the retaining nuts and it goes away briefly but then comes back.

    Anyone got a lasting fix?

    Nig E5
    Member

    Also check the silver collar is tight

    HarYuken
    Member

    I thought the silver collar was for emergencies in case the seatpost failed – it enabled you to keep it at a fixed point. What are you using it for?

    robarnold
    Member

    I thought the silver collar was for emergencies in case the seatpost failed – it enabled you to keep it at a fixed point. What are you using it for?

    The silver collar you’re talking about is a travel limit collar for Enduro racing and the like. In other words its so you can drop the post just a bit easily and quickly and still be able to pedal without our knees being around your chin.

    The other silver bit that might be referred to above is on the older Reverb models and is the top part of the external assembly. Checking that is tight would definitely help 😀

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