Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Handlebar area creaks
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Whenever I ride from a start the handlebar area would creak, it'll also happen when I would make a quick/sharp turn with the handlebar. Does anyone know whats causing this?
I did grease the handlebar/stem area so I'm assuming that won't be it. I did also take the front brake off to see if it would stop the creak noise but nada.
09-13-07, 12:04 AM
it's probably where your stem clamps down on your bars. take the bars out, put a drop of lube in there, tighten up properly and i bet you'll be fine.
Already greased. Could be brake housing rubbing something, could be headset (maybe?), could be front hub.
problem solved!, after taking the stem/handblebar off to inspect.
I think the problem was the nuts holding the stem down being overtightened cuz it took forever to unscrew the damn thing. This time I didn't tighten the screw too much. and now that creaking noise is gone.
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