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    creaking sound

    So, my bike is starting to "creak" as I pedal. Im not sure if its the bottom bracket/cranks or what....seems to be getting worse though.

    thoughts?

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    the one time i have had creaking issues, it was bottom bracket related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manida
    So, my bike is starting to "creak" as I pedal. Im not sure if its the bottom bracket/cranks or what....seems to be getting worse though.

    thoughts?
    1) clean and grease EBB (if it's an EBB frame)
    2) clean and grease bb threads
    3) clean and grease bb tapers or whatever contact point with crank amrs
    4) clean and crease chainring bolts and contact points between chainrings and spider
    5) torque all of above properly
    6) creaking can also come from the spider/crank arm interface. clean and grease if possible, otherwise you can spray some WD-40 (gasp!) onto the interface to troubleshoot. If it stops creaking, you know that's the problem, the WD-40 will not solve the problem.

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    Check your pedals as well! There are bearings in them that need love too!

    I have replaced my bottom bracket and cranks and chainring only to find its my stupid pedals that creak

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    Helps to isolate the squeak. Pedal out of the saddle, coast, take your hands off the bar, ride a wheelie. Listen for squeaks. That sort a thing.

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