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G




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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 5:44 pm    Post subject: Squeaky cleats Reply with quote

Hi all,

Anyone got a cure for a squeaking/creaking cleat. Every time I am climbing (so putting more pressure on the cleat and pedal) I get an incredibly annoying sound. It's rather embarrasing as my lovely high performance machine can be heard a mile away as I grind up a hill Embarassed

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G
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andy collier




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Location: london, usually

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2003 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

everytime i ride down a particular fen lane i hear a whistling noise from the bike... weird

and its not ambient as i don't hear it when i run it

what's all that about??
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ed_m




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:35 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

must be ley line or something intersecting your route and resonating with your bike's karma.

re: the creaking... is it definitely the pedals? does it happen on both L & R down strokes.. could it be the bottom bracket ? if it's seated climbing could also be the saddle rails.... or one of the handlebar/stem clamps.
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G




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed,

It's definately the pedals or cleats. It only happens on my left foot - and it's driving me mad Sad

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Daz




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G,
I was going to say is it definitely the pedals myself as I've been having an annoying creak on what I thought was my cleats recently, only to find when I had a good look at the bike that it was the plastic chord running to the gears. It was rubbing against the head tube whenever I put pressure on the pedals (and hence moved the handlebars slightly left and right).

Do you have a turbo trainer?
Maybe you could get a friend to check it out while you are cycling indoors.

If you still can't find it, and have oiled and tightened everything.....then you'd best take it to a cycle shop. If you go off-peak then they'll probably just do it for you on the spot.
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ed_m




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:22 am    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

i presume you've drowned the bugger in gt85 (or similar) too ?
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Daz




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sounds like it needs to be marinated!
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ed_m




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:08 pm    Post subject: ... Reply with quote

you're sure its the pedals Question Razz

(cleats being the bits attached to your shoes...)
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Robert




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2003 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe it's your poor knees creaking under the strain.... Wink
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