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    Freedrive Maintenance

    My 05 Teo Elite developed a creaking noise over the past couple of weeks so today I decided to fix it. I was thinking it was something to do with the bottom bracket so I pulled the cranks and took the BB cups out one at a time. When I pulled the drive side cup with the platstic tube attached I noticed a pile of crap in the BB housing (not sure of the proper name for it). It turns out that the housing which also has a number of pivot points on it has a hole in it up near the top and no drain hole. This doesn't really make any sense to me. Why a hole up so high with none in the bottom. Anyway, next time I lube the pivots I may drill 1/8" or 3/16" hole to let the water out.

    Anyway, I got everything apart and re-lubed and the infernal creaking is gone. It's a pretty simple job but Id prefer to have some torque specs next time and some blue loctite. I may take some pics and post up a how to next time. I'll probably be replacing the BB in the late fall so I'll do it then.

    Red

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    My '05 Teocali Super just started creaking down there. I just thought the bearings were shot or needed maintenence. If I figure it out when I pull it apart I'll post.

    FYI, this is after about 2500 miles.

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    I had another creek start mid ride yesterday. It was driving me insane and couldn't ride until I figured it out. It turned out to be the rear derailluer cable housing rubbing on the frame near the bottom of the seat mast.

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