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  1. #1
    Each Drop of Sweat Counts
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    MASI Speciale Road, Specialized Rockhopper 29'er, Dahon Jetstream XP, Dahon Speed P8, Dahon Speed TR, Dahon Speed TT, Ignio Folding bike
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    Run Silent Run Deep

    Many thanks gents from a lurker. I followed a thread on creaks and bike noises to the Sheldon Brown page.

    I've got a Trek 1.5 that developed a creak on pedal rotations but I never could tell when riding where the noise was coming from. I could have sworn it was coming from the front end somewhere but it was an unmistakable once a pedal rotation noise.

    Sheldon said it could have been the stack bolts. My bike has 5. I stuck an allen wrench in four of them and not one budged not even a little. About the time I thought this was a dead end I put it in bolt number 5 and it spun a quarter turn.

    Took my bike outside and mother of pearl, no more creak. In fact my bike is dead silent again.

    Many thanks from a lurker. Keep talking. Guys like me can use all the help we can get.

    John

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    Even lurkers learn

    I manage to learn something almost every visit, a true bicycle brain trust here.

    RIP Sheldon

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