Join Date: Nov 2004
Bikes: Wabi Lightning, fixed 13.6 pounds. Cera steel road bike Campy veloce 9s
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Originally Posted by diggy488
It definitely sounds like it's around the cranks/bb area though.
If I got a penny everytime someone came in with a noise like that and it WAS the BB or crankset I'd be a millionaire.
All creaks and pings and whatnot sound as if they come from the BB area, especially on carbon frames.
Loose bolt that secures the aluminum dropout to a carbon rear end on some Pinarello.
A dry/corroded bottle cage bolt
The aforementioned rear quick release
Rusted out cartridge headset bearings
Dry carbon headset spacers rubbing against eachother
This one actually in the BB: BB30 bearings mounted without grease ('But I just had the bearings replaced!')
Another one in that area: Undertightened/dry mounted crankset bolt
Seatpost dry mounted
Corroded seatpost clamp
Derailer hanger slightly loose and rubbing against dropout.
Broken pawl spring in freewheel body
Destroyed to the point of exploding freewheel body bearings.
This one is my favourite:
Customer comes in with an immaculately cleaned drivetrain and complains about creaking noise.
I test ride and hear this horrible metal against metal screeching sound.
Come back, lube chain and voila problem solved. The look on his face: priceless.
Last edited by Batavus; 02-08-14 at 03:58 AM.