alright, everyone, i solicit your assistance and advice for this persistant problem in the BB/crank area. already searched in mechanics and everything that's been suggested, well, i've done. i'm sure lots of you have had creaking problems in the past so share your wisdom. i sure had, and wouldn't be posting about it unless i hadn't tried pretty much everything i could think of.
here's the deal:
creak occurs when when i'm pulling on the pedals going uphill and resisting the pedals going downhill and slowing down. i know it's not my saddle/seatpost. it's been that way for a few months. i'm using miche track cranks and started out with the matching BB. here's a list of my attempted remedies, none of which actually stopped the sound:
-cleaned and regreased chainring bolts, crank bolts, and pedal bolts, and all accompanying threads several times.
-cleaned BB cup threads and BB shell threads.
-switched from grease to teflon tape to loctite for cups/shell interface.
-swtiched pedals (to confirm pedals weren't the culprit)
-switched BBs, from miche to phil wood. no avail.
-tested loctite and teflon tape with phill bb. again, no avail.
-had the BB shell ******** faced (done by LBS)! creak still there!
-switched BACK to miche BB with grease. again, no avail.
the damn creak is still there. i give up. that's the extent of my knowledge about these kinds of creaks.
please help. i can only repay you in hugs.
oh, and please keep my thread here. i don't like nobody else.