Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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Bikinfool raises an important point.
Tracking down the correct cause of the various clicks, creaks and grunts bikes make is amazingly difficulty even for experienced mechanics. Who hasn't put a ton of work oiling or field stripping one area, only to finally discover the cause is something totally unrelated.
Take some extra time to pin down the origin as best you can, then start by eliminating the easiest possibilities first, before going to something more complex, or expensive.
An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.
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