I'm a big guy (187) and I can put the hurts to a frame.. and I'm rough on things. My newer to me Bianchi has been creaking on me, a lot when I'm out of the seat, and etc. It's a fixed gear bike now, but not cut nor painted. In slowly eliminating items... I heard a rumour, and ran across this
Can anyone vouch to the validity of this and if it works for them or not?Subject: Re: Creaking
Entered on: Nov 12, 1998 21:50
Entered by: Louis ()
Steve - I have one other thought about your creaking problem. It's a longshot but worth a try. When I worked with Bruce Gordon in the eighties we had this big strong guy on an SL (Columbus) Bianchi who would stop by from time to time with a creaking problem. We tried everything to do with the BB and H'bars and stem. Out of Desperation we removed his seat post and noticed a strange wear pattern on it. Seems he was big enough to flex the frame considerably when he stood ond it hard, and his seat post was rubbing on the moving and flexing seat tube. A clean-up of the post and fresh lube (anti-seize?) did the trick and cured the creaking completely. I've since had this happen to two or three others and its always been the same - a big strong guy on a light frame.