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    What's that creak?

    First ride on a new bike today. Everything went well, but there is an odd creak sound. Hard to tell exactly where it is, I thought maybe the crank area, but may be higher up. Didn't effect the ride, but am concerned it's a sign of bigger problem. Or is it just break-in?

    Ideas?

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    check your seat post clamp, the seat clamp, headset, stem, crank arm bolts and bottom bracket. Did I miss any?
    Just make sure everything is torqued correctly. Any one of these can create an odd and annoying creaking noise. Good luck.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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    Usually....first thing I check is the seatpost insertion. Put a little bit of white lithium grease on it.

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