Questions tagged [creak]

Creaks are noises in your bicycle that show up when it is ridden. Creaks can range from unnoticeable up to highly irritating.

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Bottom bracket servicing

My crankset is driving me nuts, because of creaking noises when pedaling. I have fixed the issue twice already, by removing the bottom bracket (FWIW, it's a 68x115mm square, pictured below, and my ...
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How to silence a creaking cassette/freehub body

I have a DT Swiss ARC 1400 Dicut 63 rear wheel. It has a Shimano rear derailleur 11 speed LIGHT (ASL11) freehub body and I have an Ultegra 11-28 11-speed cassette. After a few weeks it started to ...
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Creaking sound when pedaling [audio clip included]

Something is creaking on my Cannondale while pedaling with force. It is easier to hear in low gears, when climbing. An audio clip tells it better than any literal description, so here is a recording ...
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Any hints at this noise?

Cannondale supersix: Tried to replace the crankset Replaced the bottom bracket with a new one replaced the pedals overhauled the headset The noise only manifests ...
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Creaking on hard pedaling

I'm trying to locate a creak when I pedal uphill. Tightened chainring bolts and rear derailer hanger. I don't see much to do with the bottom bracket (sram xx1). Pedals are tight. Chain, cassette, and ...
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What is this crank and BB on this bike? And how do I take that sort of crank off?

I have a 2009 Cannondale Six Carbon 3, which supposedly has a BB30 bottom bracket and a FSA Gossamer non-BB30 crank set. It looks like this: I'm having some creaks when I pedal and I'm trying to ...
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Ultegra FC-R8000 Right Crank Arm Creak

I have a 2018 Trek Domane SL6 Disc that I've put ~2500km on. I purchased an R8000 dual Stages power meter (Left and Right units) and fitted it onto my bike (following all the steps outlined in the ...
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Creaking headset

The front end of my bike was creaking when the handlebars were rotated. I suspected an overtightened top cap. I loosened the stem bolts and loosened the top cap, checking for the creaking as it ...
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Last ditch attempt to fix creaking bottom bracket (Epoxying the BB into the frame)

I have a Canyon Ultimate CF SL which has the all to common press fit bottom bracket creak. I use 24mm Shimano Chainset and have tried the official Shimano Ultegra BB86 and 92 Bottom Brackets, a ...
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With what material should I fix a creaking sound on one of the pedals?

I recently (about 2 weeks ago) changed from regular road clipless pedals to SPD clipless pedals on my road bike. I didn't have time to change them myself so I just asked one of the workers to put it ...
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Creaking which is temporarily resolved by tightening rear quick release

My commuter road bike (Pinnacle Arkose 3 - actually a disc-braked cross bike, fitted with mudguards) has an annoying and loud creak, associated with each turn of the pedals - there is a creak each ...
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Creaking noise on down stroke of the right hand side pedal

My 3 yr old bike has developed a creak noise which sound like it's coming from the bottom bracket area. It appears to only do this as I approach the 6 oclock position i.e. downstroke. It's very ...
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Creak in frame best practice?

Has anyone troubleshooted a creak issue by leaning the bike at an angle and pushing down at the crank at about a 6 o clock position , causing the bottom frame to kind of flex to listen for any type ...
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Is this crank usable or should it be replaced?

I've been suffering from weird noises while pedalling for a couple of weeks. Noise has been isolated to the left foot, its definitely not the right side. After an inspection revealed no cracks or ...
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Creak in bottom bracket, resistance while pedalling backwards

My one year old Breezer Beltway 8+ (Gates carbon drive, eccentric bottom bracket) is starting to cause problems. Sometimes when pedaling forward, usually, but not always with high pressure, I hear ...
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Steel Frame Creaks while Braking

My steel BSO has developed a creaking sound when I apply the front brake. I only hear it when I am beginning to brake, when there's not a lot of pressure being generated. I can recreate this sound by ...
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Sound when pedalling

I have got a new mountain bike(hardtail wtih powerspline bb) and it is on 100 kms. When I push the pedals I hear little sound from the left side. It is only from the left and I think it can be the ...
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Bike creaking (possibly pedals?)

When I pedal fairly hard there is a creak coming from the bottom of the bike. I have read several other questions which talk about a similar thing however my situation is slightly different: The ...
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Bottom bracket creaking only when pedaling hard.

When pedaling with a decent amount of force a very loud creaking sound can be heard coming from the bottom bracket area (it is very loud when standing on the pedals). It makes a creaking noise on each ...
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Creaking in rear wheel

I have a strange creaking that sometimes occurs when I just started to pedal from stop. And strangely, it only happens when I use the smallest front chainring and smallest rear cog. The creak doesn't ...
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Creaking when in the saddle

I know there are about a million questions on here about creaking while pedaling, but I haven't seen one that relates...apologies if I missed one. I bought a 2011 BMC Streetracer SR02 last year; ...
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Is anyone aware of specific problems with Vanmoof cranks/bottom brackets?

I have a 2013 Vanmoof 5.1. I had it serviced recently by Vanmoof in Amsterdam and when I got it back, it was riding wonderfully—everything felt smooth and "free", like every little bit of power I was ...
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new MTB creacking on hard pedaling

When I press down hard on my right foot trying to go fast or up a hill I hear a noise coming from my bike. What is this? Its brand new... If it isn't an easy fix I will take it back. It only happens ...
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Creaking sounds from the saddle tube?

I've started to hear creaking/clicking sounds from the saddle tube. Is the frame giving up? I could look for a longer saddle post, if that would relieve some of the strain on this part of the frame, ...
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Why does my bike crank creak and come loose?

I recently purchased a Trek FX 7.2 and about 2 weeks after purchase I was riding and I noticed a creaking sound and shortly after the crank fell off. I brought bike back to where I purchased it and ...
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How do I stop my rim brakes making a squeaking/squealing sound?

I bought a Schwinn Frontier Sport few months ago and started riding happily. After a few weeks my front rim brakes started creaking. It's so annoying in public places. My rear brake doesn't produce ...
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Creaking bottom bracket

I have a Trek 3900 Mountain bike that had a serious creaking problem whenever I would pedal. I found that the ring that holds the Shimano sealed bearing was really loose. I tightened it up and it ...
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New rocky mountain soul 29 making creaks by the bb

Not to sure what it's coming from I don't have the tools to take the crank off or adjust the bb. The funny thing I don't get is that the creak is gone the next time I ride my bike then when I may go ...
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Is this normal for my new Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6?

I purchased a new Cannondale Synapse Alloy 6 in early March. I have roughly 250 miles on it. After the first 100 miles I took it back to my LBS to have it adjusted and tightened up. Before I did this, ...
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How do I stop my EBB (Eccentric Bottom Bracket) from creaking?

I have a '09 Felt Niner 29" SS with an EBB. After a thorough clean and reassembly of the BB the creaking will subside for a ride or so and then come back. Any suggestions? EDIT: the problem appears ...
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Creaking from cranks/spindle. How to fix?

Recently the cranks on my bike started to creak. I checked with my usual "bike-bible" Park Tool. They recommended dis-assemble, lubricate, re-assemble. So I did that. Remove cranks. Remove spindle. ...
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Bottom Bracket Creaking

I have a 1993 Rockhopper frame that I'm riding as a singlespeed. I have some creaking around my bottom bracket. I've just recently stripped and painted the frame, and there wasn't anything ...