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You may need to adjust your derailer limit stops (see here).


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You may want to read up on how to tune a rear derailluer, but if you just want to get going, all that is needed is a minor adjustment using the barrel screw (clearly seen in the video) where the cable comes in. Turn the screw clockwise 1/4 turn at a time, and the chain will move away from the cog (The cassette is the full set of cogs). Trick is not to make ...


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The noise is coming from your handlebars, but in my experience noises can be deceptive. It may be your stem-handlebar interface, but it may not be isolated to that one spot. The first thing to check is that the tabs on the face plate are not meeting the body of the stem when everything is torqued down. If you can see a gap there, you should be ok. If they ...


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Creaking when only in the saddle - I would check the saddle? A drop of oil into the where the saddle rails fix to the seat can alleviate. But if you are sure it is not this - then perhaps try isolating the noise by using the bike on a static trainer and pedalling. If you remove the chain from engaging with the chainset - it would isolate the noise to the ...


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The problem could be the lubrication on the rear hub. Perhaps it wasn't well greased at the factory. A tune-up should have caught this problem, particularly as you mentioned it. Another possibility is that there is a ball bearing missing from the rear hub, so that once every time the wheel turns around, the axle falls into the small gap created by the ...


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One thing I don't directly see mentioned that I have done is put a thin layer of grease on the crank spindle where it contacts the bearings. This cured the creaking issues that I had on a previous bike. Not sure if you switched the skewers when you tried switching out the wheelset, but I have also heard of skewers causing weird creaks. The only other thing ...


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I don't know about the newer components, but in the past, especially on road bikes with drop bars, "creaking" has been due to motion between the actual bar and the stiffener that is glued/swaged to the center of the bar. Usually the noise begins occurring a when a bike is a few months old, and it persists for maybe a year. It is of no real consequence, ...


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I would look for cracks in both the bars and the stem. Have you verfied that the stem to steerertube bolts are are tight? Make sure the front quick release is fully seated and tight. While standing over the top tube apply the front brake firmly. While rocking the bike back and forth do you feel or see any movement in the front forks? Any movement indicates ...


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Clicking from the back wheel while pedaling can come from the drivetrain. Specifically, it can come from a "stretched" chain and/or worn rear cogs. The worn parts no longer mesh together correctly and can make a clicking sound while pedaling, particularly when you push hard on the pedals. For information on measuring chain "stretch," see: Problem with ...


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It is hard to identify the sound from the video. In person it may sound different. I have a similar FSA crank on my bike and after some miles it was making a creaking/clicking sound. It was different that what I hear in your video. My crankset made a noise when it was under load, i.e., when I was pedaling. My friend tried three things to fix this: 1) ...



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