Hi! (new here, obviously)
I have a new (150 mi) carbon frame that has developed a creak in the top tube about 5cm behind the headset. The frame was never crashed or damaged, nor are there any signs of trauma anywhere near the top tube / headset – or anywhere else for that matter.
If I hold the down-tube and push or pull on the top-tube (holding in center of top tube), I can hear and feel a creaking in the top tube. This is replicated 100% of the time with light pressure, but much less pressure needed when push or pull from left side of the bike. It doesn’t sound good, but/so how big of an issue is this? Nuisance or structural/safety concern? What to do next?
(I can’t easily pop-in to the (not so)LBS/dealer where I bought the bike, since I drove to DE to save some $$$ by capitalizing on the best price I could find and the 0% sales tax.)