Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Boston Burbs
Bikes: Diamondback Sorrento, 1978(ish) Peugeot PRN10e
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Creaking Aluminum Bike
This is the first year that I have fielded an aluminum MTB, a second hand Gary Fisher Advance. It, for lack of a better word, creaks. The seat post area and the head set area are whee the ominous sounds seem to be coming from. I'm a Big Fella, 230 or so. Is this normal? Is this safe? I jumped it yesterday (my first MTB jump in I-don't-know-how-long) and it didn't snap or any thing. My old, old, old steel framed MTB didn't make these noises and my alu framed Tricross doesn't make them (on the road/dirt roads) but I know where they have been their whole lives, the Fisher: not so much.
"I'm built like a marine mammal. I love the cold! "-Cosmoline
"MTBing is cheap compared to any motorsport I've done. It's very expensive compared to jogging."-ColinL
1999-ish Diamondback Sorrento (I'm not Dead Yet! I feal happy. I think I'll go for a walk!)
1980ish Raleigh Marathon (Vintage Steel)
2007 Gary Fisher Advance (giving the Sorrento a break)
2006 Trek 820 (Captain Amazing)
2010 Specialized Tricross (Back in Black)
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