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    BB is Creaking?

    What tips do you have to remedy a creaking BB as I pedal hard? I have a 02' DS-2. Thanks
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    get a new bb. You can try tightening the cups to see if that would help but eventually you'll have get a new bb. My old bb did the creaking noise until I swapped it out for a new one.

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    Put Teflon tape on BB cups.

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    sounds good, I will try the tap untill I get a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canyon'er
    What tips do you have to remedy a creaking BB as I pedal hard? I have a 02' DS-2. Thanks
    Another issue could be the crank arm bolts as well as the chain ring bolts. Try tightening all those as well as the adjustable cup. Should help.

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    Remove the cranks and BB, grease the BB shell threads, apply teflon tape to the BB cups and reinstall. Torque the BB cups at ~40 lbs/ft. Then grease the BB spindle and install the cranks, torque to ~40 lbs/ft and that should get rid of any creaking.

    While having the cranks at hand, review the ring bolts to see if any bold is loose. If loose bolts were found, retighten and continue with assembly.

    Disclaimer: If the BB is going bad the creaking might continue but this should make it a lot better until a new one arrives. For the new one repeat the same procedure.

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    Thanks a lot for the help. I will go at it next weekend.
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