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Old 06-09-07, 06:54 PM
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Creaking noise from track bike

I've noticed that my bike has started creaking,it's getting to the stage where peds are giving me strange looks so I'm hoping someone can help before a catastrophic failure of my cranks or whatnot!

Ok so my bike is an alu track frame with a miche primato crankset, the problem is a strange creaking, like a "click-click-click", can be heard whenever I'm really mashing, usually when I'm out of the saddle. I think the noise is coming from the cranks.

I have in the past removed them and cleaned the contact area with the bottom bracket axle and regreased everything etc. but the noise keeps coming back. I'm afraid my cranks,or worse my frame(which is well past the "3year life" of alu+has seen it's fair share of minor crashes),is going to break, but also the noise is pretty damn annoying!!! So my I'm wondering if anyone has any advice on this? Should I make another attempt at cleaning the bb axle/cranks, or should I get new cranks?

Any help appreciated!
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Old 06-09-07, 07:21 PM
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I had the same problem. I thought it was my bb or my cranks but in the end i threw on a set of pedals my buddy had and it went away.
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Really? I had to rebuild the pedals on it now after I got knocked down and they havn't been the same since but I never thought of that! I was actually planning on getting new mtb clipless pedals next week for work anyway,so hopefully that will solve the problem! Thanks!
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Assuming you have a sealed BB, the interface between the cartridge and the NDS cup could be the problem. I've had trouble with this before, and have found that pulling the BB and teflon taping all threads made a difference. I'd start with the pedals, though, cause they're easier.
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