Up s*** creak

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Pesky Jones
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Up s*** creak

Postby Pesky Jones » Fri Oct 05, 2012 08:50 am

I have an extremely annoying creak on my orange patriot. Its a wierd creak though as you can not hear it so much when cycling, just when moving the bike when its stationairy. I mean if you rock the bike from one side to the other ever so slightly then the creak comes. Even hardly turning the pedals makes it creak. I'm at a loss as it doesnt seem to be coming from anywhere in specific. I'm just praying its not the frame itself.

Should i take it to the LBS they might be my saviours.

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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby Pesky Jones » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:23 am

I'm pretty sure it won't make any difference, but both the brakes squeak, although it is a completely different squeak from the creak. I'm going to sand them down and clean them tonight.

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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby nicklouse » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:30 am

what do you mean by side to side?
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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby Pesky Jones » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:45 am

nicklouse wrote:what do you mean by side to side?


like if im just holding the bike upright, rocking it from left to right. the bike isnt rolling forward or backwards, just stationairy

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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby warpcow » Fri Oct 05, 2012 09:53 am

I'd start by unbolting the calipers and seeing if you can recreate the noise.

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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby Newfish » Sat Oct 06, 2012 06:25 am

Surely if it happens when you rock it from left to right when stationary you can narrow it down. There can't be much that moves. Seat post bag, seat as I assume you hold this when you rock it, hubs? If the handle bars don't move when you rock it its unlikely to be them.

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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby nicklouse » Sat Oct 06, 2012 07:59 am

warpcow wrote:I'd start by unbolting the calipers and seeing if you can recreate the noise.

That is where i would start as well.
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Re: Up s*** creak

Postby Pesky Jones » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:59 am

cheers guys it was the callipers! much apreciates


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