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Annoying Squeaking Noise!!!

Old 02-05-09, 04:33 PM
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Annoying Squeaking Noise!!!

Hey everyone I have a 2006 Giant ocr2 changed it to ultegras and its a great bike. but when i put some pressure going up hill i hear an annoying squeaky noise coming from the stem and handle bars what should i do. Buy a new Carbon stem?

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Old 02-05-09, 04:42 PM
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Bring it to your LBS and have them check it out?
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Old 02-05-09, 05:17 PM
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Check the BB. I has similar prob
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Old 02-05-09, 06:49 PM
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I had the same symptoms. Mine was from the area inside my right shifter where the housing entered the actual shifter. I swore it was a noise in my headset, though. To finally get rid of it, I squirted the shifter mechanisms with household oil. This was after rebuilding my headset and replacing all cables and housings, of course.
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Remember that bikes are a bunch of pipes stuck together. Sound can really travel around.
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Forgot to mention..

I am sorry I forgot to mention that the squeaking noise is one that sounds like plastic. Not a metal squeak. That's why I thought it either the stem or handlebar. It only happens when I am using plenty of upper body strength.
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How much do Carbon handle bars go for?

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Originally Posted by skyfacet View Post
I am sorry I forgot to mention that the squeaking noise is one that sounds like plastic. Not a metal squeak. That's why I thought it either the stem or handlebar. It only happens when I am using plenty of upper body strength.
Does your bike have the goofy adjustable stock stem still on it? My OCR 2 did and when I tightened it a bit the noise went away. I ended up replacing it with a Deda stem which has been one of many upgrades.
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Old 02-05-09, 07:32 PM
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buy a new bike?
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Check the tightness of your stem bolts and shifter bolts. Hand tighten them so their tightness feels uniform. If that doesn't work, take it to the LBS and, if they'll do it for free, have them torque your stem bolts with a torque wrench so that it's torqued to spec.
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Old 02-06-09, 12:22 PM
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I've had a similar problem and it was caused by play in the spacers below the stem and the steerer tube. Make sure all that is aligned (if you have more than one spacer) and snug against the steerer. Worked for me.
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Old 02-06-09, 12:26 PM
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take your bar off and clean the stem clamp and bar really well and then put some fresh grease on the stem blots and put it back together.
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