Road bike creak?

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  • Premier Icon Kryton57
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    It sounds like its coming from the BB, and goes away a bit after 30 mins riding. It’s most likely exaggerated by the frame being carbon and sounds like a bag of spanners for those first 30 mins.

    However the BB “feels” as smooth as silk. Wheels are fine, cassette is on tight and the whole bike is 6 months old/done 3000k approx. Only makes a noise when under normal load and the wheels are actually turning.

    It’s an OEM FSA Gossemer BB30 fwiw…

    Any ideas?

    mikey74
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    Loose chain ring bolts?

    Pedal threads need greasing?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Ill try those.

    Anything else to suggest?

    Premier Icon 2POC
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    The infamous BB30…

    Google, “BB30 creaking”

    boxxer7
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    My gear cables creek in the Ferrell holders, try that maybe?

    tinribz
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    +1 new pedals.

    Premier Icon martymac
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    my mates bb30 equipped cannondale had a creak, it was the bottom bracket.
    not loose really, but not as tight as was needed.
    a good heave on the appropriate spanner fixed it.
    did it from new, in his case.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    Right, I googled BB30.

    It’s had a new chain recently so ill start with cleaning and regreasing everything including a chain lube, checking the cables etc and go from there. Pedals are of a previous bike do they do have 7000k / 18 months on them, plus my cleats are wearing low.

    Cheers.

    toxicsoks
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    The LBS remove the crankset and apply plenty of quality grease to all BB30’s as a matter of rote – bain of their life, apparently…….”…there’s this funny creaking noise but you can only hear it when riding, not spinning the wheels/cranks…..”

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    That ^^ is exactly it. Nothing on a Workstand/leaning on the pedals with the bike immobile yet…

    Last creak I’ve had of that description (though mainly out of the saddle) was cured by cleaning &regreasing the free hub.
    Happened on my road bike (tune hub) and MTB (pro 2). might be worth a shot if the bb grease doesnt help.

    trambler
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    Had a creak on my road bike, drove me nuts for ages. Eventually tracked it down to the headset, removed, greased and re-fitted, sorted. Just a thought if the BB isn’t the issue.

    munkster
    Member

    My road bike creak was a BB cup having worked a bit loose, needed a slight tighten up and creak was gone…

    oldgit
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    Have you fitted the washers between the crank arms and pedals.

    boblo
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    @boxxer7. What’s a ‘Ferrell Holder’?

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    It’s never been in bits oldgit, its as it was out of the box.

    Premier Icon smogmonster
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    Could be the same as mine – the bolt on the crank non drive side had worked its way slightly loose – still tight enough to hold the arm in place without any wobble, but not quite tight enough. A simple tighten up with the allen key and hey presto, squuek gone. It drove me crazy for a fortnight.

    I had an annoying creak that sounded like it was coming from the BB. Turned out it was the dry wheel skewers. A drop of oil on them cured it. Worth a go?

    atlaz
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    My BB30 (also FSA) went back twice to be regreased by the LBS and finally it’s been okay. My latest squeaking noise is my shoes against my overshoes though. Took me several rides and a fair bit of time on the workstand to realise though.

    Premier Icon Kryton57
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    *orders massive bucket of grease*

    damitamit
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    Rear skewer dry?

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