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    2012 Jekyll creaking question.

    Hey guys,

    So I bought a used jekyll for fairly cheap and it needs some work done, I've been putting some hours into it and it's about ready to go. However there is a fairly noticeable creak in the pivots/linkage and I'm trying to figure out if I need to replace the bearings or if it is more simple than that. It's a slight creak mostly noticeable when i push/pull on the area where seat tube meets top tube. It's not noticeable while sitting on the bike except really when climbing. I think it may be that the bearings need to be taken out and greased.

    What are your guys thoughts? Do you think it's the bearings needing replacement? Should I just take it apart and grease it? I'm not much of a mechanic but I can do some easy taking apart and putting back together.

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    A common creak is often due to the bearings in the suspension pivot next to the bottom bracket being either dry or worn. I would start by looking there.

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    What chick0 said, plus:

    It could be seatpost/seat tube interface.
    Make sure it's clean and apply bit of grease to the seat tube.

    Also, disassemble the seatpost clamp and clean it. Dirt and grit can get there causing crackling noise.

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    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll do all of the above when the weather clears up and let you know if that solved the problem.

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