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    Lapierre zesty 314 2012 creaking

    I have a zesty 314 2012 that has had a few months of reasonable use recently and has developed a creaking from the middle of the bike somewhere. The creak only occurs when the suspension moves.
    I replaced the main pivot bearings next to the BB, where I thought the sound was coming from, but even though they were manky and not moving 100% their replacement hasn't made the sound go away. Will get round to replacing the rest of the bearings but has anyone had any experience with this problem and know exactly where it may be coming from?
    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Could be the bottom bracket. Have you checked for cracks? I have read some Zestys are prone to breaking.

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    I have checked the BB housing for cracks and it looks clean. Have also checked the rest of the frame and all seems fine there. If it helps, the creaking doesn't feel like it is linked to pedalling.

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    FIXED
    After taking the frame pretty much apart to try an identify the location of this creak, I noticed I could recreate it by moving one part of the frame which had the rear brake cable running along it (chainstay). Turns out the brake hose was moving in its cable ties and rubbing against the frame causing the noise! Was surprised that such a small piece could make such a loud noise, probably amplified by the hollow frame. Quick greasing of the hose and now no more noise!

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