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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-22-08, 05:08 PM   #1
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creaking sqeaking noise from cranks?

whenever i do trackstand i hear a creaking noise
like an old door
is it my cranks or the bottom bracket?
possibly the chain?
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Old 05-22-08, 05:08 PM   #2
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Old 05-22-08, 05:10 PM   #3
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i trackstand with my wheel to the right
so whenever i push back on the left crank it creaks
its never the right side
but i'll go check
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it could be anything you mentioned but irideacenturion had the same deal and it was the bolts.
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while your down there, you should check everything else. speaking of that, when the last time any of you have done some work on your bike? you know, a little tune up and cleaning. i figure i do it maybe every 2 and a half weeks or so.
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Old 05-22-08, 05:28 PM   #6
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haha
dang man... i havent tuned mine in a long time
and yeah~
it was the chain ring bolts

i'm missing one -.-;;
and the rest were loose
damn....
where can i get one extra bolt
-.-;;;
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lbs.

hilarious, btw.
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and i was going to vote for it actually being an "old door".

i had a similar creaking sound last year and that's exactly what it was. just oiled up the hinges and while i was down there threw some weather stripping around the windows, changed the furnace filter and repacked the bb with some phil's and voila: a silent ride and 20% savings on my gas bill.
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yea its the chainring bolts. i had that problem when i first put on my crankset. it would pop/creak when i leaned on it. for good measure i added a little more grease in the pedal threading. but yea tighten those chainring bolts.
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is dangermouse trapped in your bb? j/k

i locktite my chainring bolts... make sure you use steel or stronger -- not aluminum

it pays to have everything down there tightened to spec. likewise for all the advice above
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My chainring bolts loosened themselves enough for two to fall out before I noticed. Pretty distressing. Now I'm running on three until the new ones get here... Doesn't seem to be too terrible, it's not creaking either.
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