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New Cracking Noise - Can't pinpoint
Hibryd Fuji Absolute 2.0 2009 -
I keep it VERY well maintained. Maybe even too much - lube it every 2 rides 60 miles or so (dry), and more.
So yesterday I rode it for about 27 miles into a gravel / dirt / rocky bumpy and very dusty ride as well as a lot of road.
Once I got home and realized how filthy the bike was i knew I had to take at least 20 minutes to care for it. Filled a bucked with water and one drop of detergent. Wiped the bike off, dried everything especially all components. Did same to drivetrain; lubed with my dry lube. Tri flow on all other cables and joints too. Including BB and hubs (not sure I'm supposed to do this)
Today, I notice this " crack sound" like a click.. I start ruling out canditates and it starts driving me crazy.. It's in the front end - handle bar / head set / fork but I can't pinpoint it. I picked the bike up and flipped it to inspect carefully and don't see anything.
Could it be just minor dust in the headset / etc? It'll happen if I apply strong pressure downward on handlebars and in other instances too like after the pressure is relieved or going over some bumps...
Thanks.. OCDing about it