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    Dahon Jetstream EX 2010 creak on handblebars folding stem

    I have this bike since 2010. The handblebar stem isn't showing any signs of being loose. However when I ride it or pull it towards me it creaks annoyingly. I have tightened all the internal screws with an alllen key but no real improvement. Any suggestions welcome!

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    The creak could be coming from a different region, the frame hinge perhaps. Or even the seat post. I've been mystified with Dahon creaks for months only to find a counter-intuitive origin.

    On earlier stems I've sometimes found it necessary to oil the internal moving parts of the clamp to eliminate creaks.

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    Thanks Chagzuki. It is definitely coming from the handlebar stem in this instance. I eliminated the creaks in the frame hinge a long time ago. I will try oiling it though.

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    Has the clamp at the top of the headset become easy to close or does it still require some amount of hand pressure. This requires infrequent attention with a small wrench to maintain clamping tension.

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