Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Bikes: Surly Cross Check
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Headset making crackling noises under no pressure
For a while now the stock Ritchey Logic Comp headset on my Cross Check has been making a crackling/creaking sound whenever I turn the bars one way or the other. It's not loud enough to be heard on any city street, but it really bothers me on the stand and is also probably inductive of a soon-to-be-actual problem rather than just the noise.
I've got the headset set up with the proper bearing preload, and just regreased the looseball bearings in the lower assembly but to no avail. What else can I do aside from just replacing the headset?
Thanks for the time and suggestions, BF.