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    got me a creek

    got me a creak on my trek sounds like its coming from the bottom bracket it only creaks when i put strain on it so going up hills mostly can someone advise???or could it be the chainring bolts or even the splines on the isis drive??? i`m dying just to take it all apart and grease it all up but will i grease the wrong parts from them to come loose??? please advise..........
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    water in your BB?

    never heard of a creek in a BB before, stay out of creeks!

    Check out the repair section at Park Tools, run your cursor over the BB area and it will take you to the place to diagnose the creak.

    Jim

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    haha nice half asleep well caught

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    wow easy as that drive crank arm loose but give it a full service because i hated that creak!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC.
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    are you biking in blue jeans? (or blue jeens, as the op might say)

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    yeah, check all the stuff you said. also make sure the bottom bracket is tight and sometimes you have to grease the threads on the bottom bracket where it threads into the frame. best-o-luck!

    also, dont rule out the pedals!

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    yeah i greased it up and its perfect now next question why does the front wheel pull to the side its braking from when i pull it???? its a magura julie hydraulic disc brake and a mavic d321 front rim with a shimano 510 hub???

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    no

    the pic isn't me, just a random web one for demonstrational proposes.

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