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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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    chainring bolt

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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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    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.
    "Let's try and keep the constructive answers in the commuting forum." --SheistyMike

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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.
    once you go tarck, you never go barck

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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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