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    wonderer, wanderer gonesh9's Avatar
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    There's been a squeaky noise coming from the headset area that has gotten much worse lately. I've made sure the headset is tightened properly, and several bike shop dudes have also tightened it for me. The squeak comes when I apply force on one side of the handlebars (take on hand off) or when I hit a bump at an angle. So it seems like it's the steerer squaeking on the inside of the head tube or something? Or could it just be that I need a new headset? (2 year old Cane Creek.) It's getting really obnoxious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonesh9
    There's been a squeaky noise coming from the headset area that has gotten much worse lately. I've made sure the headset is tightened properly, and several bike shop dudes have also tightened it for me. The squeak comes when I apply force on one side of the handlebars (take on hand off) or when I hit a bump at an angle. So it seems like it's the steerer squaeking on the inside of the head tube or something? Or could it just be that I need a new headset? (2 year old Cane Creek.) It's getting really obnoxious.
    The steerer cannot contact the headtube. Maybe it isn't even the HS?

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    Cornucopia of Awesomeness baxtefer's Avatar
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    have you tried greasing the stem faceplate bolts?
    and check your bars for cracks.

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    Hi,
    had similar problem on my carbon road bike.
    tried
    1.greasing handle bar /stem mount
    2.tightening stem bolt/s
    3.tightening sti mounts
    all to no avail
    creak was getting worse and so was my nervouseness when going downhill!
    then took forks off and examined with lens
    located fine crack in left fork just above drop out
    solution : back to manufacturer for warranty claim

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