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    T 2000 Squeak

    I've got a 2001 Cannondale T2000 that I bought new. It has an annoying squeak when I'm applying a fair amount of torque to the pedals, especially noticeable when climbing a hill. A shop took out the bottom bracket and regreased everything. The shop guy thought it was likely a minor squeak magnified by the frame. It seemed to disappear after he was done... for about 40-50 miles, and I've not really addressed it since then. So what's the weak link to investigate here? The cranks? The bottom bracket?

    Should I put this in another forum? I thought I'd start off here, where people were more apt to be familiar with the T2000.

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    Did you check the crank bolts?
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    Did you check for mice?

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    I have an older C'Dale mtn frame that used to squeak as you say. I have been told, and I think I agree, that the aluminum frame helps to amplify the squeaks. I dismantled the bb, cleaned all the grease off all the threads: pedals, crank bolts and bb shell; and re-assembled with an anti-sieze compound. Everything was quiet after that.

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    My bike (not a Cannondale) developed a squeak similar to yours. I took it to a bike shop where a mechanic cleaned and regreased the bottom bracket, tightened the pedals, plus a few other things. The squeak was not audible on the bike stand, but persisted when I rode the bike.

    Eventually the mechanic noticed that the rear mudguard was slightly out of alignment, and was grazing the wheel!

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    I've had that problem with several cannondales and have fixed it by using the heaviest grease I can find to regrease the BB threads. Finish Line Ti-Prep usually does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemp
    I've got a 2001 Cannondale T2000 that I bought new. It has an annoying squeak when I'm applying a fair amount of torque to the pedals, especially noticeable when climbing a hill. A shop took out the bottom bracket and regreased everything. The shop guy thought it was likely a minor squeak magnified by the frame. It seemed to disappear after he was done... for about 40-50 miles, and I've not really addressed it since then. So what's the weak link to investigate here? The cranks? The bottom bracket?

    Should I put this in another forum? I thought I'd start off here, where people were more apt to be familiar with the T2000.
    You could try wrapping the bottom backet threads in teflon tape which is a suggestion I got on a bike that creaked alot. It works sometimes and sometimes it doesn't. The thinking is that the threads on the bottom backet and the threads on the frame have a little play and the thread fills the gap. Threadlock compound was suggested too but I'd try the tape first.
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    Make sure your wheel is set in your dropouts correctly. I own a Cannondale road bike & it is very, very fincacky in this regard. I dread taking off the rear wheel since it always takes me no end of fooling around to stop the squeaking...

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    i have an aluminium mtb which had a really annoying squeak that was driving me crazy ... it would squeak when you were putting power on the pedals ... i did everything you have done, pulled everything to bits, regreased everything and rebuilt the bike ... it still squeaked so i tightened every single bolt to within stripping point and it was still there ... finally figured it out to be the saddle squeaking ...
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