Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-24-04, 05:24 PM   #1
snakehunter
Local Genius
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Im goin to throw my bike off a cliff

So I have this squeak, not just any sqeak, one that i can feel and here. Let my give you some history on this. About six months ago I got my brand new 4300 about two months after i start to get a squeak, sounds like in the pedals b/c its directly below me, I try to fix it, but said screw it, and bought a new set of peds. in the process of replacing the old ones i strip my crankset. bought a new crankset and put new pedals on.....ahhhhhh......no noise.

Then i bust that crankset, buy a new crankset, and now about three weeks later the SAME DAMN NOISE IS BACK. I can feel each squeak in my pedals, this is a two month old bb, three week old crank, and about four month old set of peds WTF. Im goin insane. WHAT CAN I DO.

thankyou
-Jacob
snakehunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-04, 05:52 PM   #2
Juniper
Digs technical steeps
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What crank, bb and pedals do you have? (Hold off a bit on throwing that bike off the cliff ; )
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-04, 05:54 PM   #3
snakehunter
Local Genius
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
bb is shimano square taper, and the creakset (haha) is shimano aswell, pedals are odyssey. Im in the process of overhauling my drive train at the moment, maybe that will help.
snakehunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-04, 06:08 PM   #4
Juniper
Digs technical steeps
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakehunter
bb is shimano square taper, and the creakset (haha) is shimano aswell, pedals are odyssey. Im in the process of overhauling my drive train at the moment, maybe that will help.
These situations can truly drive a person crazy.

Three suggestions (especially since you are rebuilding your drivetrain):

1. Make sure everything is tightened down extra well. My first guess is something was loose, you tightened it and it's loose again.

2. Make sure everything is well lubed and, in extreme situations, even consider using some teflon tape in places like where the bb mates to the cranks, frame, ....

3. If 1. and 2. don't do it, think creatively. Is it a certain pair of shoes that causes the squeek? Water bottle cage or frame pump or ..... flexing? Bar getting torqued when you muscle down on the pedal? Etc. Etc. Etc.

'Creakset' - Good one!

Last edited by Juniper; 09-24-04 at 08:43 PM.
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-04, 07:09 PM   #5
DjRider04
snow
 
DjRider04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Henniker, USA
Bikes: Rootbeer Bullit, stock......soon to be a transgold V10 w/shivers
Posts: 794
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Loctite and that special tape are your friend. Or of course you could always just throw it off a cliff because after all.......













































































you did buy a trek
DjRider04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-04, 07:14 PM   #6
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,421
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by DjRider04
Loctite and that special tape are your friend. Or of course you could always just throw it off a cliff because after all.......












































































you did buy a trek
LOL! I'd throw it off the cliff or just tighten up the saddle.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-04, 08:06 PM   #7
hooligan
Just give'er.
 
hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 04 Scrap
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
I like your new avatar kona, but I liked the one with the funny guy more. Anyways, as someone else said, lube things up. Look for small crackis and stuff. What did you do on the trek. Check your saddle, bb, cranks, pedals, shoes and frame. Maybe your frame cracked. Heh heh TREKS.
hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 01:35 AM   #8
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Chances are the creak is transmitting from another place other than your cranks/bb/pedal area. I'd start by tightening down all the bolts on the bike. Seatpost bnder bolts are known for creaking. Also the seat itself. Those creaks can and will drive you nuts.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 01:36 AM   #9
Raiyn
I drink your MILKSHAKE
 
Raiyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Bikes: 2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
Posts: 15,061
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Late night eh A2?
__________________
Raiyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 06:43 AM   #10
wonder squirrel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 216
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakehunter
So I have this squeak, not just any sqeak, one that i can feel and here. Let my give you some history on this. About six months ago I got my brand new 4300 about two months after i start to get a squeak, sounds like in the pedals b/c its directly below me, I try to fix it, but said screw it, and bought a new set of peds. in the process of replacing the old ones i strip my crankset. bought a new crankset and put new pedals on.....ahhhhhh......no noise.

Then i bust that crankset, buy a new crankset, and now about three weeks later the SAME DAMN NOISE IS BACK. I can feel each squeak in my pedals, this is a two month old bb, three week old crank, and about four month old set of peds WTF. Im goin insane. WHAT CAN I DO.

thankyou
-Jacob
The window, the window,
the fourth story window,
with a heave and a ho,
and a mighty throw,
you'll throw it out the window
wonder squirrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 08:45 AM   #11
operator
cab horn
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Toronto
Bikes: 1987 Bianchi Campione
Posts: 28,306
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Wtf @ above post.
operator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 08:57 AM   #12
Eric
Member
 
Eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fenton, Michigan
Bikes:
Posts: 48
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I had those issues before as well. Did you put some grease on the pedal threads before installing? That fixed my problem.
Eric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 11:50 AM   #13
hooligan
Just give'er.
 
hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 04 Scrap
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonder squirrel
The window, the window,
the fourth story window,
with a heave and a ho,
and a mighty throw,
you'll throw it out the window
hAHAHAHA.

Oh yeah, raiyn and a2, I was awake at that time. My mom had angina attack, had to call 911 and get her to hospital. Stayed with her until 3, she told me to go home andI slept, next morning shes at home and I'm relieved. *sigh*

Last edited by hooligan; 09-25-04 at 12:48 PM.
hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 12:20 PM   #14
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hooligan
hAHAHAHA.

Oh yeah, raiyn and a2, was awake at that time. My mom had angina attack, had to call 911 and get her to hospital. Stayed with her until 3, she told me to go home andI slept, next morning shes at home and I'm relieved. *sigh*
Sorry to hear, you sound like a straight up kid, your mom is lucky to have a good son.
Best to you and her.
>jef.
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 12:30 PM   #15
rios
ME > you
 
rios's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hog Heaven
Bikes: Giant VT2 and Kona Shred
Posts: 239
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What is angina?
rios is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 12:35 PM   #16
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by rios
What is angina?
I believe -pain in the chest assosiated with heart muscles. Not an attack, but feels like one.

well, I did a quick search..http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/...na_WhatIs.html
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 12:47 PM   #17
hooligan
Just give'er.
 
hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 04 Scrap
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Yeah, it's like a weaker form of a heart attack, and it is a disease, from what I hear, it stays and there is no good cure. It's not as random as it's already there, question is when it'll strike.

Let's keep this on tpic, sorry for off tpic thing. So, snakehhunter, has the creaking stopped?
hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 12:53 PM   #18
jeff williams
I couldn't car less.
 
jeff williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Bikes: Ritchey P-series prototype, Diamondback, Nishiki Triathelon Pro.
Posts: 4,395
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm gonna throw my bike off a SMALL cliff today, hopefully with my self still on after the landing.
(I heard a creak yesterday too..)
jeff williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-25-04, 01:05 PM   #19
Maelstrom 
Wood Licker
 
Maelstrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Whistler,BC
Bikes: Transition Dirtbag, Kona Roast 2002 and specialized BMX
Posts: 16,885
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by hooligan
Yeah, it's like a weaker form of a heart attack, and it is a disease, from what I hear, it stays and there is no good cure. It's not as random as it's already there, question is when it'll strike.

Let's keep this on tpic, sorry for off tpic thing. So, snakehhunter, has the creaking stopped?
Its a warning sign for serious heart problems. Usually, at least in moms case. (shortly after my mom started getting angina attacks (multiply heartburn by 100) she ended up with a triple by-pass.
Maelstrom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-04, 08:35 AM   #20
snakehunter
Local Genius
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well i figured it out, my crankset is busted AGAIN for same f'n reason i replaced the last one AAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH Im dropin shimano like a hot rock, I already ordered a raceface set, everyone says they are almost bomb proof.
snakehunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-04, 08:40 AM   #21
Juniper
Digs technical steeps
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakehunter
Well i figured it out, my crankset is busted AGAIN for same f'n reason i replaced the last one AAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH Im dropin shimano like a hot rock, I already ordered a raceface set, everyone says they are almost bomb proof.
How are you breaking these cranksets, this being your second? Which RF did you order?
Juniper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-04, 08:44 AM   #22
snakehunter
Local Genius
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
its the prodigy dh i think, ISIS drive etc. What happens is that the square hole for the bb to enter gets bent, so it doesnt fit properly anymore. Im writing a letter to Shimano to let them know about my problems and loss of trust, Maybe theyll send me some stuff, hhehehehe.
snakehunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-04, 01:09 PM   #23
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakehunter
Im writing a letter to Shimano to let them know about my problems and loss of trust, Maybe theyll send me some stuff, hhehehehe.

Yeah, good luck with that!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-04, 02:02 PM   #24
hooligan
Just give'er.
 
hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: SF Bay Area
Bikes: 04 Scrap
Posts: 1,898
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
YEah seriously all theyll say is "buy another one! maybe that will work!!"...
hooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-04, 02:18 PM   #25
geoduck
Senior Member
 
geoduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: !NorCal!
Bikes:
Posts: 146
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by snakehunter
its the prodigy dh i think, ISIS drive etc. What happens is that the square hole for the bb to enter gets bent, so it doesnt fit properly anymore. Im writing a letter to Shimano to let them know about my problems and loss of trust, Maybe theyll send me some stuff, hhehehehe.

Could be that the crank bolts weren't fully tightened before riding...just be sure and cover this base on your next crank set.
geoduck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:59 AM.