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Old 07-12-13, 03:41 PM
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Idiot me

changed my bb bearings this week after a couple weeks of annoying creaking esp under no load and even with chain removed

lo and behold, after changing the bearings the noise was still there,
decided to swap pedals with a friend only to realize my left pedal was not tight

stupid me bought some expensive skf bearings too, lol
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Old 07-12-13, 04:03 PM
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I can't count how many times I've posted to swap pedals or out on a creaking BB thread.

Padals aren't the most common cause, but they're far and away the easiest to rule in or out.
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I have a set of SKF bearings that are 20 years old and removed for exactly that idiot reason. What would be more stupid? If you A) didn't check the pedals and replaced BB bearings with expensive SKF ones (and back then, they were like $20 each and probably only as good as decent Chinese bearings today), then B), you sensed that it was the pedals that creaked, and then C) you replaced the old pedals with another used set which you forget had creaking noises, so you go back to (A). :-P. That's what I think whenever I see those bearings in my old discard bin. (not yet discarded).
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