Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

Washed bike now have squeak when pedaling or coasting

Notices
Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Washed bike now have squeak when pedaling or coasting

Old 07-05-20, 11:08 AM
  #1  
rollingsound514
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Montreal
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Washed bike now have squeak when pedaling or coasting

Hi everyone, I just did a wash in what I felt was the proper way (I've watched the tutorials lol) of my Cannondale CAAD12 roadie. I lubed it up like I normally do with some dry teflon lube on the chain and some spray teflon lube in the important bits... go out riding today and it's squeaky as hell, fairly high pitched. Happens when pedalling and when I coast (for a bit after letting off the gas). Where should I start to look? Did I mess my BB?

Thanks guys in advance you usually help me out quite a bit!
rollingsound514 is offline  
Old 07-05-20, 11:15 AM
  #2  
tyrion
Senior Member
 
tyrion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: San Diego, California
Posts: 3,472

Bikes: Breezer Radar

Mentioned: 26 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1872 Post(s)
Liked 1,256 Times in 597 Posts
If it squeaks while coasting, probably not the BB.
tyrion is offline  
Old 07-05-20, 11:25 AM
  #3  
rollingsound514
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Montreal
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'll get it up on the stand some time soon, just got in from ride, I'll try and post a video if the sound can help clue people in.
rollingsound514 is offline  
Old 07-05-20, 12:25 PM
  #4  
Bill Kapaun
Really Old Senior Member
 
Bill Kapaun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mid Willamette Valley, Orygun
Posts: 12,767

Bikes: 87 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1369 Post(s)
Liked 597 Times in 446 Posts
Hold it up by the front & spin the front wheel.
Repeat for the rear.
It's called isolating the problem.
Bill Kapaun is offline  
Old 07-05-20, 02:20 PM
  #5  
rollingsound514
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Montreal
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts


​​​​​​OK there's the vid, unfortunately on the stand the noise is much harder to hear but it's still there, so it depends on how much torque is involved and if we're bouncing around a bit on the road. It's definitely coming from rear but not sure if pulleys or something else.
rollingsound514 is offline  
Old 07-05-20, 02:42 PM
  #6  
Kovkov
Senior Member
 
Kovkov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 385

Bikes: 1957 Alpa Special, 1963 Condor Delta, 1967 Tigra Sprint, 1977 Oltenia, 1987 Mondia, 1965 Staco de luxe, 1969 Amberg

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 115 Post(s)
Liked 73 Times in 41 Posts
I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough lube.
Kovkov is offline  
Likes For Kovkov:
Old 07-05-20, 05:12 PM
  #7  
rollingsound514
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Montreal
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Kovkov View Post
I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough lube.

You might have been right sir! Despite lubing the chain I always do maybe it was just a miss, I relubed everything and dropped some dry teflon lube on the pulleys just because I'm neurotic. It sounds quieter on the stand at least, real test will be back on the road. Your insight about the frequency of the noise is spot on I think

Thanks!
rollingsound514 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.