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    Creaky, pinging sound when cranking hard on Full Suspension Bike - What is it?

    My bike creaks, or pings when I crank hard. Not one creak, but multiple. If I am not peddling and I compress the suspension, I hear nothing. It is annoying, and would like to get it to stop.

    I had a warranty frame build done recently. They had to use special spacers in the bottom bracket to make my cranks fit. I am also suspect that the suspension bolts are no torques to spec. One bolt came loose so I tightened it. I dont have allen wrench sockets so I can't use my torque wrench. I might just go buy some today though.

    I brougt it to the bike shop for other things and they forgot to fix this. Kind of ticked me off. Dropped ball in a few other ways so I just left with my bike.

    So what do you think is causing the noise? What should I check to fix it?

  2. #2
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    Aug 2012
    Looseness of components, but who knows exactly where, and the flexing of frame/components.

    What should you check ?
    Based on information given, thus far ... Everything !

  3. #3
    El Gato Malo
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    Mar 2009
    Pivots worn out or in need of lube?

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    My knees usually.

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    Bottom bracket would be my first item to tear into. make sure there is some anti seize on the threads and all the parts are preloaded and torqued correctly. Then the seatpost, I'd pull out and clean and put carbon assembly paste on it. If that doesn't do it, start going through your pivots.

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    The frame has 10 rides on it. Maybe I should lube the pivots though?

    I tightened the rear wheel quick release/skewer. 90% of it went away! I think I got it. Thanks!

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