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    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.

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    What crank, bb and pedals do you have? (Hold off a bit on throwing that bike off the cliff ; )
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    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.

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    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!
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    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

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Late night eh A2?

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    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.

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    Wtf @ above post.

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    I had those issues before as well. Did you put some grease on the pedal threads before installing? That fixed my problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonder squirrel
    The window, the window,
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    with a heave and a ho,
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    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*
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    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.
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    What is angina?

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    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

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    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?

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    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..)

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    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.

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    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.

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    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?
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    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.

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    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!

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    YEah seriously all theyll say is "buy another one! maybe that will work!!"...

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    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.

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