Creak in either Pedal or BottomBracket or Crank Arm?-
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    Creak in either Pedal or BottomBracket or Crank Arm?

    Im new to bikes etc but I have this terrible creak in what I thought was my LH pedal, so I removed it cleaned threads on crank and pedal, degreased and its still creaking under load. There is a little bit of play in the pedal. However I tried a different pedal also and there is a bit of play in that too, and its making the same noise under load... a bit confused as to what the problem is if both pedals are making the same noise, I'm thinking maybe its somewhere else on the bike. As I said though I am quite new and also confused, any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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    Since you're "new to bikes", you may not know, but do you have a press fit or threaded bottom bracket (BB)? Creaks under load can be common with the BB. The approach to address BB creak is a little different for each. At the very least, and as a first step, clean around the BB with a brush. For me, that fixes creaks most of the time.
    You didn't quit riding because you're old, you're old because you quit riding.

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    Make a check list start living parts one by one, pedals cranks, pivots, etc process of elimination, do bb last, it's the toughest

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    I'd actually start investigating the saddle.

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