Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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Particularly if only one crank creaks, retorque its mounting bolt.
If you have a traditional open-bearing BB, inspect the spindle and cups for gouges, and try replacing the ball bearings themselves. If you have a cartridge-style BB, be sure to grease the threads of the retainers.
Readjust your rear axle bearing cones to eliminate the slop. (See an earlier thread regarding controversial proper adjustment techniques for QR wheels. I still favor leaving a small amount of slop, on the theory that clamping the QR skewer will force the cones to move minutely toward one another.)
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Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069