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    2013 F29er: steer tube interface creaking?

    My six month old Flash Alloy 1 29er has developed creaking from the steer tube interface under all riding circumstances.

    The creak was apparent from day one primarily under heavy load, however it has gotten worse and will go into the shop for maintenance.

    Has anyone else experienced this issue?

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    Yup, it's a well known issue with the version 1 opi stem / steerer. You can fix it temporarily by stripping it down and thoroughly greasing everything in sight. Best thing would be to ask your shop if they can fit the newer v2 steerer though (Presuming you have the old style in there) It might be worth asking them to ask Cannondale if they would do an FOC straight swap, since yours is a 2013 model and all the new 2013 steerers issued from now will be the new, improved version.

    There's a thread that explains the difference here: V2 OPI Steerer

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    Many thanks for the direction (and apologies for starting another thread re this matter).

    I will definitely communicate with the shop (Sunshine in Fairfax, CA) that I'm now aware of this matter and would prefer a fix rather than a band-aid.


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