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  1. #1
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    new fork - new creaking sound

    I put a reba on my my 2013 Giant Revel 29er 0. Since then I have a creaking sound that SEEMS to be coming from the headset area. However, it doesn't seem to creak when I'm standing, only when I'm sitting and pedaling and hitting bumps. Not sure how this could be the headset then?
    Based on some things I have read, I'm going to disassemble, clean, grease, and reassemble the headset and see what happens.

    I have checked torque on wheels skewers, brakes, derailleurs, front sprockets, seat tube clamp, and I'm sure a few things I have forgotten. Oh yeah, switched out the seat with another one I had.

    Any ideas on what else to check if my clean/inspection/grease/assembly doesn't work?

  2. #2
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    I finished cleaning and greasing - still creaking!
    Though I feel more confident now that I have everything back together right.

  3. #3
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    I remembered reading something about greasing the seat post. Hmmmmm
    Makes in sense to me but I tried it anyway. No more creaking from the headset!
    Took it to the trails to test it out.
    Now to get rid if the creaking noise in my B17 seat.

  4. #4
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    You'll find sound travels thru frames in weird ways sometimes.
    Phantom creaks are a PIA - good job finding it.

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