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Old 11-13-15, 08:24 PM
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Maybe the NDS crank arm is hitting the left chainstay.
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Old 11-14-15, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
When I'm putting out sik wattz
Make sure your handebara/stem is tight too, I've had an elusive creak that came from there before
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Old 11-14-15, 03:32 PM
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Today I'm at the Laundromat where a dude has brought his laptop (no big deal here) and ****ING speakers. HE IS MIXING ****TY BEATS. Why use headphones when you make everyone else listen to your ****ty beats?
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Old 11-14-15, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by thewilson View Post
Today I'm at the Laundromat where a dude has brought his laptop (no big deal here) and ****ING speakers. HE IS MIXING ****TY BEATS. Why use headphones when you make everyone else listen to your ****ty beats?
Wants to drop that hot mix to speed up drying his clothes. Amirite?
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Old 11-14-15, 04:56 PM
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today i played bikes in the woods after sleeping in too late and decided the issi pedal is dead. back to the aliums.
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Old 11-14-15, 05:29 PM
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Today I put the Cygolite on the lawnmower nd finished the lawn in the dark. Now I have time to ride tomorrow.

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Old 11-14-15, 05:37 PM
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Today I smoked myself doing lunch delivery during a home college football game. I am sitting here like a zombie. Could go to sleep right now. Must stay awake.
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Old 11-14-15, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Something is creaking on my Dean, and I can't figure it out. It happens both in and out of the saddle, so it can't be that. Chainring bolts are tight, and I've taken the cranks out and greased everything, along with the cups and greased those threads also. Also took apart the headset to regrease and make sure everything is tight. Also checked that my cleats are tight on my shoe, and lubed the chain, but the creaking is still there, every time the DS arm goes past 4'o clock.

I can't handle this. I have a threaded bb, there shouldn't be creaks.
Did you try replacing the pedals themselves? It's a longshot, but it seems you've looked into everything else.
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Old 11-14-15, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by bmwjoe View Post
Today I put the Cygolite on the lawnmower nd finished the lawn in the dark. Now I have time to ride tomorrow.

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Old 11-14-15, 09:45 PM
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Old 11-14-15, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Muffin Man View Post
Something is creaking on my Dean, and I can't figure it out. It happens both in and out of the saddle, so it can't be that. Chainring bolts are tight, and I've taken the cranks out and greased everything, along with the cups and greased those threads also. Also took apart the headset to regrease and make sure everything is tight. Also checked that my cleats are tight on my shoe, and lubed the chain, but the creaking is still there, every time the DS arm goes past 4'o clock.

I can't handle this. I have a threaded bb, there shouldn't be creaks.
I had one on my Fuji, it turned out to be the quick release on the rear wheels wasn't tight enough.
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Old 11-14-15, 10:10 PM
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Old 11-15-15, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Huffandstuff View Post
Make sure your handebara/stem is tight too, I've had an elusive creak that came from there before
Originally Posted by Cyril View Post
Did you try replacing the pedals themselves? It's a longshot, but it seems you've looked into everything else.
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I had one on my Fuji, it turned out to be the quick release on the rear wheels wasn't tight enough.
Hanldebras and stem are torqued to spec. Even used a torque wrench lol.

I actually did change the pedals, and the noise was still there.

I greased and oiled my rear skewer and clamped down a little harder and it seems to have quieted most of the noise down, but not all the way. I need to do the same for the front, hope that takes care of it.
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Old 11-15-15, 10:12 AM
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check rear spoke tension and the rear wheel for cracks around the nipples/eyelets....
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Old 11-15-15, 05:03 PM
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Old 11-15-15, 06:44 PM
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do y'all think the brake bridge was brazed in crooked or crooked cuz of warpage/abuse?

granted my rear wheel isnt centered here , but doesnt the right side of the bridge appear to be mounted above the left?


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Old 11-15-15, 06:54 PM
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^^^ You could take some measurements to check the symmetry of the frame. Use a string or a straight edge to see if the seat stays are straight or if curved then ensure they are symmetrical.

Measure from each base of the bridge to its corresponding fork end (dropout).

Also (and maybe do this first) check the rear fork ends to make sure they are aligned. This is easy to do using a a couple of pieces of all thread attached to each side, they should point at each other in the middle.
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Old 11-15-15, 07:06 PM
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=[[[[ unfortunately ive measured everything with said methods and cant obtain an accuracy greater than 1/16" when using a string. knowing my luck thats precisely how much its off. trying to avoid the hassle of mounting it on granite surface plate and using a height gauge. was hoping it was the result of age or sumn; with the benefit of not having to worry bout it.

damnit.

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Old 11-15-15, 07:19 PM
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Why are you worried about it? I doubt it is because of frame warpage.
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Old 11-15-15, 07:25 PM
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im not, unless its unheard of. its just odd. thats all.
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Old 11-15-15, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by sickz View Post
do y'all think the brake bridge was brazed in crooked or crooked cuz of warpage/abuse?

granted my rear wheel isnt centered here , but doesnt the right side of the bridge appear to be mounted above the left?

Brake bridges don't move without breaking the weld/braze where they attach to the stays. I see no evidence of this in your picture. It's likely that it just installed slightly crooked; it's easy to happen in a production environment, and only a cosmetic issue, not structural. If you really need to know, measure along the seat stay from the top of the dropout slot to the base of the bridge on each side.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Brake bridges don't move without breaking the weld/braze where they attach to the stays. I see no evidence of this in your picture. It's likely that it just installed slightly crooked; it's easy to happen in a production environment, and only a cosmetic issue, not structural. If you really need to know, measure along the seat stay from the top of the dropout slot to the base of the bridge on each side.
was hoping to hear something along those lines. funny, i've been oblivious to the obvious measurement. will do. thank you.
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Old 11-15-15, 08:35 PM
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Laced my wheels today, taking them to get tensioned and trued tomorrow along with my headset installed for project bike.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
measure along the seat stay from the top of the dropout slot to the base of the bridge on each side.
Thanks TT, you have explained it better. That is what i was trying to say, though not so clearly

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Measure from each base of the bridge to its corresponding fork end (dropout).
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Old 11-15-15, 09:12 PM
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Someone was giving out nugs of weed as a hand up for todays cx race, it was also the muddiest race of the year. Gonna be bummed next week when it's all over.
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