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Old 02-05-09, 09:23 PM
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Brooks flyer, horrible squeaking noise!

i feel like i should have just gotton a b17... does anyone else have this problem? mine squeaks pretty noticeably, but some days are worse than others. will the sound just go away as i break it in? it didnt squeak the first week i had it, i've put only about 200 miles on it so far.
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Old 02-05-09, 09:33 PM
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My b17 squeaked for a while but it eventually stopped. I never could figure out exactly where the sound was coming from but I figure it was part of the tensioning mechanism. Probably a little rust between some of the parts. Do you know what part of the saddle is squeaking?
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Old 02-05-09, 09:42 PM
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really hard to tell, but it seems to be coming from the front. although sometimes it feels like its coming from the back...
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Old 02-05-09, 09:45 PM
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Try a little chain lube (or whatever is handy) on any metal on metal. Just a little bit.
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Old 02-05-09, 09:47 PM
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Hi

This has nothing to do with your issue, just after i got my rans V2 Fomula, the seat was squeaky as hell!,then after a few many miles it stop..

Mabe try and losen and clean the area and re-tighten it? since im not able to hear or see your bike, so am not really sure whats up?..

Anyways i hope it stops, nothing worse then a sound that comes from your bike.

Hope You the best! Good Luck..

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well, im officially a bonehead. I just fixed my problem after about 2 minutes after i took off my saddle, i was just too lazy to take off my saddle to really take a closer look until now .
the sound was definitely coming from the nose of the saddle, and so i put some phil'ls tenacious oil(chain lube) on all the parts where metal rubs together, and it completely fixed the problem!
the tenacious oil is a dark green color, you can probably see it in the picture. im a happy camper .

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Originally Posted by td.tony View Post
well, im officially a bonehead. I just fixed my problem after about 2 minutes after i took off my saddle, i was just too lazy to take off my saddle to really take a closer look until now .
the sound was definitely coming from the nose of the saddle, and so i put some phil'ls tenacious oil(chain lube) on all the parts where metal rubs together, and it completely fixed the problem!
the tenacious oil is a dark green color, you can probably see it in the picture. im a happy camper .
Also make sure that you grease the seat rails. If not, it will eventually start squeaking as well
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Old 02-05-09, 10:33 PM
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my brooks Champion Flyer squeaked for awhile as well, but it stopped after awhile once it started to break in.

I'd say give it some time. And maybe a little grease?
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The adjustment shoe is usually the culprit. However, there is another place(s) where a sqeak can occur that can be hard to find: The two spots where the ends of the rear frame touch the leather. Isolate this by gently sqeezing the skirts together by hand. If you hear the leather on metal sqeak, touch the spot while moving the leather. You'll be able to 'feel' the noise.

Cut a couple 3/4" squares from an old innertube and shove them up between the ends of the frame and the leather. Best to have an assistant hold the skirts apart to do this. Get them up in there as far as you can.
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Saddles can squeak for a number of reasons. I'm glad you solved yours so easily. I rode on a Fizik Pave that squeaked, but it was the rails working against the seatpost binder. A thin wrap of teflon tape solved that issue. Took quite a while to diagnose.
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