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Old 09-22-08, 08:44 AM   #1
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Creaking Bike Friday handlebars

I have an old pair of split flat bars from a Bike Friday mounted on one of my Raleigh 20's. I can't get them to stop squeaking when I push or pull on them, especially on the right side. Any Bike Friday experts out there have advice on how to fix it? I tried putting grease on the bars and the connecting sleeve and tightened all the bolts as much as I can.
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Old 09-22-08, 09:19 AM   #2
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I had that on my Swift with my Delta Ergo bars, but lubing with Boshield and tightening everything up cured it.
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Maybe itís the bars way of telling you that they are not happy being fitted to a Raleigh
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Maybe itís the bars way of telling you that they are not happy being fitted to a Raleigh
They don't look unhappy...

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I had that on my Swift with my Delta Ergo bars, but lubing with Boshield and tightening everything up cured it.
I'll try a different grease.
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They don't look unhappy...

not to thread jack...it just happening on my japanese folding bike today.

any1 nice water bottle holder...where and how do u install it? did you already install it on the bike? my japanese bike doesn't come witht he 2 hole already drill in so i can't install one of those cage bottle system. if you can't answer...any1 know what kind and how do you install that water bottle system?
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Wow cheq, your R20 is famous! Never seen you check in here before...
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I have an old pair of split flat bars from a Bike Friday mounted on one of my Raleigh 20's. I can't get them to stop squeaking when I push or pull on them, especially on the right side. Any Bike Friday experts out there have advice on how to fix it? I tried putting grease on the bars and the connecting sleeve and tightened all the bolts as much as I can.
Could the creaking actually be coming from the steering tube or stem?
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....maybe it's your own joints, Cheq....you know you are getting older, mate
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....maybe it's your own joints, Cheq....you know you are getting older, mate
Yeah, the knee has been creaking a bit after RAMROD and High Pass Challenge this year...
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Could the creaking actually be coming from the steering tube or stem?
That's a good point. I should put a different bar in there and find out.
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Wow cheq, your R20 is famous! Never seen you check in here before...
Thanks. I have been wrapped up with remodeling, job changes, and other boring stuff. Also, I was riding my old Raleigh International all year training for some big event rides.

I have two R20's. One is marooned in Florida because I changed jobs and didn't bring it home on my last trip. I'm working on getting it sent back. The other has been in parts for a long time, I just put it back together and rode it last weekend. I have never had them both running at the same time in the same state. I plan to post some new pics and updating the website when I get them reunited.

I will soon own 5-1/2 bikes (the half bike is a tandem). I just ordered a custom Titanium Davidson road bike.
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not to thread jack...it just happening on my japanese folding bike today.

any1 nice water bottle holder...where and how do u install it? did you already install it on the bike? my japanese bike doesn't come witht he 2 hole already drill in so i can't install one of those cage bottle system. if you can't answer...any1 know what kind and how do you install that water bottle system?
I got a bottle cage designed to go on the braze-ons and attached it with hose clamps around the seat tube. Here are some other options:

Twofish

http://www.boomerdirect.shoppingcart...53/1226148.htm


Minoura

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20Accessories
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I got a bottle cage designed to go on the braze-ons and attached it with hose clamps around the seat tube. Here are some other options:

Twofish

http://www.boomerdirect.shoppingcart...53/1226148.htm


Minoura

http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...%20Accessories
these 2 bottle cage designed may work...do you need to install or drill any screws to the bike? if not, what is holding these 2 bottle system securely to the bike?
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these 2 bottle cage designed may work...do you need to install or drill any screws to the bike? if not, what is holding these 2 bottle system securely to the bike?
A metal band on the Minoura and an velcro strap on the Twofish
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A metal band on the Minoura and an velcro strap on the Twofish
the one that is on your bike pix...it doesn't look like the 2 of the recommendations. is the one on your bike a different model and is it a metal band?

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