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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! got a creak when mashing the pedals?

    I did. cleaned and regreased all pivots, chainring bolts, rings, etc...still there - sounds as if its coming from the main pivot BUT NO --- not in this case.

    Clean and grease the surface between the der. hanger mount and the frame itself -- it's that simple.

    Thank you Emil and Miles @ Cycle Progression, Austin Texas.

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    Edit;

    I read the post to fast, sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by renoirbud View Post
    The last creak I had was the pedal bearing preload, the one before that was the actual cassette locking nut.

    But I it most likely is the chain.
    all good - just surprised that this was the fix - just reiterates---start diagnosing the ez stuff first and work your way up
    Last edited by chris*tx; 05-12-2013 at 08:36 PM.

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    Glad you found that. Not long after I got my DW Link Sultan, it started creaking when I would pedal it. After tearing apart and shimming the lower link, replacing pivot axles and generally getting frustrated, I finally discovered the derailleur hanger was the cause.

    Thanks for pointing that out and hopefully saving others the time and effort tracking it down.

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    I also suffer from this creaking and I've got 4 trail rides on my b/new "13Spot....will try this when I get back...

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    thanks, same issue on my sultan. there is another post somewhere that talks about the change in D hanger material.

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    DT: What's the story with this change in D hanger matl?

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    This issue gets covered every now and then on this forum. I lather the interface between the derailleur hanger and frame up with Parks Blue Poly and I haven't had a problem since. Make sure you keep degreasers out of this area. It's amazing how sound travels. You could swear it is coming from the main pivot.

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    I replaced the bb, cranks, pedals, seatpost... To find it was the hanger. Now have a quiet bike with shiny bits!

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    Creaking sound solved!

    I had the pivot shaft modifised by Papi's Ride Bike Shop Manila with the holes being drilled on the shafts to allow the grease to flow inside....no more creaking during my uphill climb this morning at the Wall, San Mateo Rizal all the way to Timberlands Gate...
    Last edited by Rey Recinto; 06-03-2013 at 05:50 AM.

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    I had the same creak and it was the hanger also!! It sounded like the main pivot but I tore it apart and cleaned and greased and all quiet again.
    Too wet to ride!

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    Same here. Click/creak on every firm pedal push was solved by removing the hanger, cleaning and smearing some grease on the interface (R'n'R Super Coat seems to work well in these situations).

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    LOL... Creaks drive me nutz! I'm glad you caught this one.. If it wasn't it, or the other mentioned parts, don't forget to check the pedals.. they can be the problem as well, just not in this case

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