Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
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As for the creaking, I could probably give you a list of at least two dozen possibilities, but guessing give a man a fish vs. teach a man to fish category. Better you go to sheldonbrown.com/creaks. That may help you find the creak. If not then approach the problem methodically, eliminating possibilities one by one - by lubrication, tightening, and substitution. You are there and can not only hear, but often feel what is going on, and we don't know what you have that you can switch out.
If you still need help then we need more information. As you can see from Sheldon's page it's necessary to know under what conditions the creak occurs - in rhythm with wheel, crank, or chain rotation - or random, with leaning on the bars, pedal pressure or going over bumps, etc. High or low pitch also can help, and any other variable of which you are aware. Time frame in relation to other events is not relevent here but if it were any equipment changes, accidents, etc. would also be important.
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