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    identifying creaky noises?

    I think it is my seat on the rails making noise
    im right at 290lbs and every time i pedal i get a creaking noise from the bottom bracket/seat area
    i can't really tell where---sometimes it seems as if it is coming from the fork as well

    how to tell where it is actually coming from
    ?

    how to tell if it is something that is going to eventually fail--to correct it?

    suggestions?

    ideas?

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    I had a creaky noise too. I stood up and pedaled and the noise went away. It was my seat.

    Sheldon on diagnosing noises: http://sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfinch View Post
    I had a creaky noise too. I stood up and pedaled and the noise went away. It was my seat.

    Sheldon on diagnosing noises: http://sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html
    +1 on all points:

    I had a creaking noise;
    I stood up and pedaled
    the noise went away
    it was my saddle (in my case, I had to tighten the tension on my well-worn Brooks).
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    Yeah. Start with taking off your saddle, cleaning out any corrosion, putting it back on tightening everything up properly.

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    light grease the following, inside seat post clamp, saddle rails, front and rear wheel drop outs

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    my creaking is always my BB. over the years I have replaced the BB on 3 bikes and I have 1 more that is gonna need it if I ever ride it again. after you rule out everything else, do not fear the BB replacement! :-)
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