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    creaking brooks

    My B-17 is getting really noisy... its got ~500 miles on it, its makes a creaking noise with every pedal stroke, and its driving me nuts.
    Any ideas?

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    Mine did that when it was a little loose at the clamp. I tightened it and the noise went away.
    Enjoy the ride.

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    1) Rub a little grease on the rails where they're clamped by the seat post.

    2) Put a drop or two of oil on the tensioning bolt such that it wicks into the nut. Give it a little bit of a twist in both directions, returning it to the original position.
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    will do, thanks guys!

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    I just bolted on a new Brooks today - squeak, squeak, squeak. Seems to be coming from the tensioning bolt - I'll try a drop of penetrating oil on the threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ
    I just bolted on a new Brooks today - squeak, squeak, squeak. Seems to be coming from the tensioning bolt - I'll try a drop of penetrating oil on the threads.
    With mileage averaging about 600 miles/month, I put a drop of penetrant on the tensioning bolt threads once a week. No sqeaks.

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