Hey, where was everybody? I waited at Major Mac and Leslie until 7:40 and figured either everybody took a different route or something! Anyway, it was probably just as well I did the loop alone, no one was there to hear my darn bike creaking! It's driving me nuts and I can't figure out where it's coming from. These darn carbon bikes (whine, whine) are like guitars, they resonate with every little noise!

Anyway, here are my stats: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/187745106 

And a sneak pic of the new kit! Cheers, all!

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Comment by DY on June 10, 2012 at 8:14pm

Hey Dru, the creaking coming when you sit and stand?  If you only hear it when you sit its the seatpost - either the clamp or the saddle clamp bolts.  Creaking occurs when there is metal/metal contact.

Other most common place is B.B shell.  Depending on the style... pulling it out and re-greasing should do the trick.

Also, check the chain ring bolts.  I know you replaced them a while back, but check they have not come loose. This will cause creaking as well.

If it's coming from the front, it could be headset or stem bolts.  If you are running a carbon bar it's the stem.  When you pull it off, don't forget to add carbon specific grease so the bar doesn't slip/creak. in the future.

Hope this helps.  I think I covered everything I can think of.


Comment by DRU on June 10, 2012 at 8:32pm

Thanks Dan, ripped the bike apart this afternoon. I had already oiled where the spokes cross, finally figured out it's the spokes where they enter the rim (internal spoke nipples). Crazy huh?!

Comment by DRU on June 10, 2012 at 9:40pm

LOL, that's an altogether different creaking! And there's no oil for it! 

Comment by Paul van Dongen on June 11, 2012 at 5:54pm

Well, I was getting my legs and lungs ripped apart by the BCC crew taking part in the RLCT. Looking forward to getting back to the club rides soon.


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