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CharliePriceDrop

Member since Jun 2009 • Last active Nov 2022
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  • in Components and clothing
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    I have a bike box available for pickup in Hitchin.

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    Ta, pm incoming

  • in Components and clothing
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    Dibs DT Swiss wheels if still available / not already dibsed

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Ta. I can reproduce the sound using both brakes, just front/rear, pushing on pedals with feet or hands, holding/not holding bars (gripping the top tube). Yup, threaded bb. I'm gonna check the bb sleeve first and if that doesn't fix it, try the cranks swap as you suggest.

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    Update: Checked chainring bolts - all good & tight. Greased the thru-axles and tightened them up a lot then took it for a 10 minute spin on the trails. Creak now worse than ever! Can generate the sound when not moving by pushing down gently on pedals with brakes clamped. Seems to be a fair bit of lateral movement in the bb area but not sure if that's just the frame's natural give - tried unsuccessfully to show this in attached clip.

    Maddening! I'll check the bb shell thing.

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    Yup, have been using noise-cancelling earbuds. Creak is so bad I can only listen to music without any 'space' in it, lest the creak sneaks through. Cheers for tip - will check rotors, though the offending noise doesn't need a lot of strain to produce - in/out the saddle... it's there.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Indeed. The systematic approach makes sense, although the creak only manifests after 30 mins or so riding, adding to the fun / mystery.

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    Thanks for replies. Persists to be an issue when out the saddle too so saddle rails / clamp issue seems unlikely but will check front wheel and headset bearings - nice one. Not sure if grx has same plastic shell as omniums, I’ll take a look. I have actually tried different shoes too, and have had a mechanic switch pedals (and try everything he could think of. He was stumped!)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Afternoon. I have a mystery creak seemingly eminating from the bb on my CX/gravel bike. It's a Forme Calver SL alloy frameset with a GRX 600 group + Scribe alloy gravel wheels, built up 16 months ago and ridden fairly hard in UK weather off road since then. I've replaced the bb, chain and cassette, tried different pedals, cleaned and regreased the rear hub, used carbon paste on the carbon seatpost, checked all bolts, ensured axles are tight...and it's still creaking life a mf. It's caused by the downstroke on the non-drive side but doesn't require much effort to generate - here's a video riding easy across a lovely field - you can hear how bad it is. Ride-ruinous. Any help appreciated, ta!

    Charlie

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