hi im new to the site have a set of rolf sestriere wheels .the rear wheel under load creeks. has anyone had this problem and can the hub be cleaned and greased to stop this or do the bearings need replacement thanks for any help
'''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Are you sure the problem isn't spokes creaking against each other or in the nipples? Put a drop of oil at each spoke crossing (I assume the wheel isn't radial laced on both sides) and nipple entry and see if that helps. Also try cleaning the dropout faces and tightening the qr skewer a bit more. The creak may be there too.
Bearings normally don't creak when they are dry. They either squeal or make a grinding sound.