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Old 05-19-03, 03:01 AM   #1
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Creaking BB

There is a serious creak on my bike, and I think it is coming from the BB. The noise occurs while under heavy power, and while standing to ride. I was out in the rain yesterday, and the noise stopped, but another 30km down the road it was coming back again. Today it is fully there again making a lot of noise.

Any ideas on what it may be, and how to fix it?
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Old 05-19-03, 04:11 AM   #2
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If the rain stopped it, most likely is the cups of the BB where they thread into the BB shell.

I've cured this by wrapping the threads in a PTFE tape. Creaks gone.
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Check your crank arms, and try tape as Chewa suggested.
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If the rain stopped it, most likely is the cups of the BB where they thread into the BB shell.

I've cured this by wrapping the threads in a PTFE tape. Creaks gone.
How do I get to the cups? I don't know a lot about the BB.........
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You need to pull the cranks, requires a special tool, and remove the BB cups with one or more special tools. Might be time for a trip to the bike shop.
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There are many sources for noise. See some at Drive Train Creaking
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