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    Help, I'm creaking!

    I ride a 2002 Bianchi Superbee. Previously when I changed the BB the terrible creaking sound stopped, at least for awhile. This time I went with a Raceface freeride evlove and the creaking has just got worse. I took it out and greased it and put on teflon tape on the cup threads and guess what,worse.Greased everything with anti-seize.Creakier. Put the old platinum pro BB back in and..creaky-squeaky.Reinstalled and greased the C-ring bolts. Creaky weaky.Did all of the above three more times..creakyness. greased the pedals where they screwed in..creaky, creak. Left it alone and rode. Creak !
    Maybe my crank arm splines are worn (original OEM stylo) Should I buy a new crankset? Raceface evolves are less than $100.

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    Idea! Could be a cracked frame

    I was plagued with a similar problem a while back and messed around with my bottom bracket as well only to discover that my top tube was cracked right at the weld to the seat post!
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    pedals its usually inside the pedal bearings.Which pedals you use now? Do you have other pedals? My Shimano 545's needed internal greasing once due to a hard to diagnose creak.

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    Stupid question...

    Quote Originally Posted by Biopacebob
    I ride a 2002 Bianchi Superbee. Previously when I changed the BB the terrible creaking sound stopped, at least for awhile. This time I went with a Raceface freeride evlove and the creaking has just got worse. I took it out and greased it and put on teflon tape on the cup threads and guess what,worse.Greased everything with anti-seize.Creakier. Put the old platinum pro BB back in and..creaky-squeaky.Reinstalled and greased the C-ring bolts. Creaky weaky.Did all of the above three more times..creakyness. greased the pedals where they screwed in..creaky, creak. Left it alone and rode. Creak !
    Maybe my crank arm splines are worn (original OEM stylo) Should I buy a new crankset? Raceface evolves are less than $100.
    Does it creak when you get up out of saddle to pedal? Trying to make sure it is not saddle creaking in mounts.

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