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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by PDR View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by werewolf View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by stevegor View Post
    ....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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    Quote Originally Posted by cooker View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by jur View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheg View Post
    Yeah, the knee has been creaking a bit after RAMROD and High Pass Challenge this year...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheg View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by vincentnyc View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by cheg View Post
    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?
    Last edited by vincentnyc; 09-24-08 at 08:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheg View Post
    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:...
    Last edited by somnatash; 09-24-08 at 03:49 PM.

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