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Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020 CREAKING

return the bike to Cannondale as there is a welding fault in the area north of the front part of the frame If true, that bike is probably not safe to ride. If the shop showed you where the problem ...
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Searching for a Pressfit BB replacement for my road bike

You've got a BB386 shell and Shimano road cranks, which are all 24mm. There are a lot of individual replacement bottom bracket models that could do what you need here. The expensive ones are often ...
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Steel Frame Creaks while Braking

You need to isolate this noise to identify the cause. Its great that you can duplicate the noise without having to ride. Try these suggestions to help narrow down the cause. squeeze the rear of the ...
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Cannondale CAAD Optimo Tiagra 2020 CREAKING

As others have said the bike may not be safe to ride. A frame failure when riding can cause a nasty crash. Don;t ride it. You must return the bike. It's faulty and dangerous. I think there are some ...
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SRAM Eagle XX1 Cassette creaking under torque, only after warming up

So after replacing the free hub and didn't help, I looked closer and realized the creaking was happening at the little spline fingers that flare out on the outside of the cassette to hold it in place. ...
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Safe to remove plastic chainring cover?

At first it seemed to me that the cover of that model is there mainly for visual purpose, as its diameter is smaller than the outer chainring. But then I discovered that your model, on the plastic ...
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Any hints at this noise?

If the noise appears when you create more torque it's almost certainly bottom bracket or crank related. You can get creaks in the rear wheel but they tend to manifest in lower gears because that's ...
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Creaking headset

So, thanks for your input guys. I solved it by dismantling the headset and fork and re-greasing all the bearings and where they are seated after a thorough clean. the 'upper' bearing below the headset ...
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Bottom bracket servicing

Locktite blue (also known as 243), or other similar thread lock liquids may eliminate the bottom bracket threads coming loose. Another method to stop creaks between the BB and the frame is to use ...
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Creaking sound, stem extender/steerer tube assembly

Take apart. Clean all contact surfaces (inner/outer) until perfectly clean. Wipe with alcohol. Clean and regrease all bolts. Reassemble. (Optionally) Stop by your local bike shop and ask for a torque ...
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Last ditch attempt to fix creaking bottom bracket (Epoxying the BB into the frame)

Park Tool offers the RC-1 specific press fit BB retaining compound. As I understand it expands slightly when cured to take up space between bearings and slightly oversize frame cups.
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With what material should I fix a creaking sound on one of the pedals?

Don't ride before servicing thos-e pedals. A poorly greased or loose pedal will ruin the thread of the crank or may even cause breakage of the pedal axle. A correctly tightened but non-greased pedal ...
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Any hints at this noise?

Spare wheels make the creaking go away. Given that, check the wheels that creak thoroughly. Look for loose spokes and cracks in the rims, especially for cracks around the spoke holes. Several years ...
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SRAM Eagle XX1 Cassette creaking under torque, only after warming up

The most common cause of this with XD cassettes is simple under-torquing of the "lockring"/locking sleeve/whatever you want to call it. SRAM's number is 40Nm. The sleeve turns with quite a ...
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Creaking whilst pedaling (BB)?

Solved. rear derailleur hanger is the culprit.
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Creaking which is temporarily resolved by tightening rear quick release

In my experience, when tightening the quick release only temporarily solves the problem, try putting a little grease between the rear derailleur hanger and the dropout. Often it is the seat post but ...
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Last ditch attempt to fix creaking bottom bracket (Epoxying the BB into the frame)

It's hard to give a complete answer without having some internal diameter (ID) measurements from the shell. You want to know whether you're dealing with ovalisation, too small of an ID, or what. If it ...
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Is this crank usable or should it be replaced?

It's hard to tell if it will be OK, and it will depend on how heavy you are and how much pedaling torque you can produce. The main problem you are going to face is not the reduction in area of the ...
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Steel Frame Creaks while Braking

My frame is cracked. There's a small crack that's forming on the bottom of the down tube, about half an inch away from the head tube weld. I noticed it because the paint on that spot came off (due to ...
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How do I stop my rim brakes making a squeaking/squealing sound?

Also make sure the washers are set correctly.
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Creaking from cranks/spindle. How to fix?

I had a similar issue- creaking w downstroke on both sides. Tried greasing pedals cranks seat clamp- no change. Pulled seat post and end was shiny from rubbing in tube. Greased post and blissful ...
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Creaking sound when pedaling [audio clip included]

I found the culprit(most likely): it was the cogs digging into the freehub body, as seen in the post here. I imagine the cassette lockring wasn't tight enough. The recommended torque is 50Nm but since ...
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How to silence a creaking cassette/freehub body

There should be no significant movement between the hub body and the cassette. Because of that, lubricant choice should not make any difference. The very fact that applying lubricant temporarily makes ...
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How to silence a creaking cassette/freehub body

I have chased these noise gremlins (when loaded up while climbing) on an 11-28 Ultegra 11-speed cassette a number of times. Correctly torqued cassette lockring, clean surfaces, clean, fresh, and ...
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How can I stop a saddle from creaking in a spinning bike?

Possibility 1: Take the clamping system apart and clean the parts. Then reassemble with the metal to metal contact surfaces properly greased. Possibility 2: Replace the saddle with one of better ...
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How can I stop a saddle from creaking in a spinning bike?

Try a light drop of a wet lube perhaps one that you put on a bike chain at the points of contact on the saddle rails. That helped on some SPD pedals and my cleat that made a squeak every now and again ...
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Creaking noise - from the cassette?

The cassette-freehub interface is a sliding joint that is held on by the cassette locknut. There is the possibility of movement under load because its a high torque location, and any slop in the fit ...
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Searching for a Pressfit BB replacement for my road bike

I’m not able to locate a set of original specs that say what you reported. BSA means an English threaded bottom bracket. BB386 should mean a press fit BB, with diameter 46mm, and width 86.5mm, I.e. ...
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Safe to remove plastic chainring cover?

It depends. If you ride the bike using either proper clothing (not too loose trousers), or put your trouser leg into a sock, there's no harm removing any chainguards or chainring covers. If you ride ...
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BB/Cranset creaking on/off

That is quite a significant noise from the bike. Obviously abnormal. The best piece of advise I can give you is that as a new bike, presumably under warranty, the bike shop or online retailer should ...
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