first post, new to cycling. I would like to get some opinions from most experienced cyclist.
I purchased a new Felt F75. After 4 weeks and less than 500Km, a creaking noise was audible when I was pedaling with some power (Uphill but also when cruising at higher speed). The guy at the bike shop said there was plenty of rust inside bottom bracket. The guy also told me that I'll have to replace the bearing if the bike starts to creaks again. For now, no audible creaking/clicking noise for the last 200Km. But...
Problem is that I did not go outside with the bike during rain. Never. I did not washed the bike either. I always bring the bike inside the house as soon as I'm back to home after a ride.
How can it be possible after only 4 weeks of good contition riding and less than 500Km ?