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    the joy of se...

    searching!

    I had a squeak or two on my Specialized Allez a1 and was about to post a question, probably asking something pretty vague and non-specific. At the last moment i decided to do a search on the forum - wow! With specific tips and links to various sites I now have the most silent bike I've ever had!

    The real learning point was that a squeak / creak / rattle is not always related to where you think. I thought my headset was squeaking - turned out that the plastic nipple(?) which feeds the cable into the guides on the downtube was the culprit! Also, what I thought was a creaky crank / pedal was solved by tightening the front quick release skewer. Thanks to everyone who posted these gems in the past.

    Moral of the story: think before you post....

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    This is the best post I have seen in a long, long time. Thanks for using the search function.

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    aw - shucks...

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    Senior Member (Retired) gmason's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossp
    Moral of the story: think before you post....
    Great idea, as always. I wonder how many thousands of posts this advice will save.

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