Hi everyone. I just recently got into more serious biking so I don't really know how to do .. anything. haha. Anyway, my poor bike's been making a sort of creaky/squeaky noise lately. It sounds as if the break pads were rubbing against the tire, so basically like rubber rubbing against something. But the noise comes from either the cassette area or the crankset area, I can't really tell. I have a Trek 3700 mtb (with the store components), i got it second-hand but it was hardly used and in very good condition. I know the problem is probably something in a number of things, but can anyone point me in some direction please? I read some of the threads on here about bottom bracket noises, but I wouldn't know how to fix or clean stuff properly, in that case could anyone refer me to a book or guide i could use to maintain my bike? haha, oh my gosh, sorry for all the questions, i have so much to learn! ahh
I'm from Southern California by the way! Thanks in advance.