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Old 06-20-10, 09:56 PM
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Strange Noises

So i'm a having a problem whenever i pedal at speeds over 10km/h or so (so basically all the time). When i put pressure on the left pedal, it will emit a crazy creaking sound during the bottom half of the pedal motion. If i put my bike on a stand and pedal away on it, it will not make any sounds at all.

It is not the sound of a spinning freewheel and it isn't the chain flopping around and hitting something. Its more of a "Oh dear god your frame is about to break and kill you" sound .

Any idea what it could be? Sorry i can't explain it better
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Old 06-20-10, 10:05 PM
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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html
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Old 06-20-10, 10:30 PM
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That's a great link. If none of Sheldon's advice helps, also consider that it may have to do with your shoes rubbing (rather than a mechanical problem), hence the noise only when you are riding the bike.
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Thanks for the link, it fixed my problem. I took the article as "Grease everything and tighten everything". It seems to have fixed it. I blame my LBS for selling me a loose bolt bike
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