So I have a 03 Stumpjumper FSR Comp:
And I have a creak in the frame somewhere but I have no idea where it's coming from. Here are the things that I've noticed:
- The creaking only occurs when the movement in the rear suspension is small. When I bounce on the big there is no creaking.
- I only get creaking when my weight is on the rear of the bike. This means going uphill while standing up and sitting down. I guess this concludes that it's not the seat/seatpost.
- It's not the bottom bracket because I can get the bike to creak without any weight on the pedals
So now I'm assuming it's one of the joints for the rear suspension. How can I find out which one and what can I do to remedy it? Is a bolt too tight? Bushing needs oil (I don't even know if those parts are oiiled or if there are bushings in there)? Anyone have experience with Specialized dual suspension bikes? I'd like this thing fixed and it'd be cool if I could do it myself so I can learn about it. I'm getting tired of riding around having my bike sound like it's gonna fall apart.