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    Podium pivot creeks

    Hi,
    I have been noticing that when i compress my shock the pivots seem to creek once; its not very loud but i dont like it. Also when i put my foot on the rear wheel and push my saddle up, the pivots also creek. There is no play, i bought the frame in april, ive used it alot during the summer. All bolts are tightened.

    What shall i do? What may be the problem?
    Thanks!

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    Are you riding in dry dusty conditions? I have found that can cause my frames to make noise. A drop or two of triflow at the pivot(s) that is/are making noise fixes it for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fredb View Post
    Hi,
    I have been noticing that when i compress my shock the pivots seem to creek once; its not very loud but i dont like it. Also when i put my foot on the rear wheel and push my saddle up, the pivots also creek. There is no play, i bought the frame in april, ive used it alot during the summer. All bolts are tightened.

    What shall i do? What may be the problem?
    Thanks!

    Has said bike been cleaned or serviced lately?

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    Podium pivot creeks

    Thanks for your replies
    Ive been riding in pretty dusty conditions...
    The pivots havent been serviced at all since i bought the frame, i dont want to service it yet because i dont own a torque wrench and the torque specs for the podium are not yet on knolly's website.

    Although after suspecting the sound was coming from the CCDB untightened the spring and with the spring loose i came to conclude that the spring was making the creeks.

    Is this normal?
    What can i do?
    Thanks!

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    Put a very thin layer of grease between the spring and the end caps that compress it. Also, if you rotate the spring without adjusting the preload, that may help as well.

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    Podium pivot creeks

    Quote Originally Posted by BryanS. View Post
    Put a very thin layer of grease between the spring and the end caps that compress it. Also, if you rotate the spring without adjusting the preload, that may help as well.
    I will do, thanks!

    Also, do you or anyone, know the torque specs for the frame?
    I would like do service the bearings, and they are not yet on knolly's website... :/

    Thanks!

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    Torques specs:
    Re: 2011 Podium Torque Specs

    Doesn't look like this was confirmed by Knolly. Plus, I would never use red loctite. Blue maybe, but not red.
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