New: Take part in the April 2020 Giveaway for a brand new GIORDANO™ bicycle

Welcome guest! Register or sign in to participate in the cycling discussions.


Creaks and noises
#1
I have a Columbus steel De Bernardi frame equipped with Veloce (including a Veloce Ultra-Torque crank set) components, Look Delta pedals (only used a couple years) and Concor steel railed saddle. A couple weeks ago I started getting an annoying creak which seems to be related to down strokes and which sounds loudest when I'm sitting. I've used my trusty torque wrench on my crank and have checked the tightness of my pedals and seat post. But, the noise after being somewhat diminished for a couple miles came back.

Any thoughts?
  Reply
#2
take the seat off and ride it to see if that changes the noise, if not swap pedals test ride again, if not. take out bottom bracket and clean the frame from loose particles and clean/lube the cups/bearings/spindle, test ride again. if not, remove chainrings, clean lube metal to metal surfaces and test again. only do one thing at a time and test ride each time. Lube your seat/tube/post.if not start to isolate the stem/bar/fork area in the same manner and the rest of the bike if that does not do it by then
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#3
(08-04-2013, 05:00 PM)painkiller Wrote:  take the seat off and ride it to see if that changes the noise, if not swap pedals test ride again, if not. take out bottom bracket and clean the frame from loose particles and clean/lube the cups/bearings/spindle, test ride again. if not, remove chainrings, clean lube metal to metal surfaces and test again. only do one thing at a time and test ride each time. Lube your seat/tube/post.if not start to isolate the stem/bar/fork area in the same manner and the rest of the bike if that does not do it by then

Sounds like a plan...
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
4,839
03-02-2013, 05:55 PM
Last Post: wd8984
 
14,360
02-21-2013, 11:28 AM
Last Post: Henry
 
4,719
09-02-2009, 01:23 PM
Last Post: Oldwarls

Forum Jump:

[-]
Ad

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Pedals on kids bike randomly stick.
Yesterday 10:24 PM
BikeRide Marketplace | buy, sell or trad...
Yesterday 10:24 PM
Giordano Bicycles | April 2020
Yesterday 07:54 PM
Energy gels for cycling
Yesterday 05:28 PM
New Member Intro
Yesterday 05:23 PM
New (soon-to-be) daily commuter
Yesterday 03:11 PM
Gear shift is stuck!
Yesterday 10:58 AM
COLSON TANDEM BIKE REAR STEERING
Yesterday 10:13 AM
How to know what rear wheel to purchase ...
Yesterday 06:22 AM
I am looking to buy a bike but I know no...
04-05-2020 11:04 PM

[-]
Ad

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. G_M
16 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
16 posts
no avatar 3. CharleyFarley
14 posts
no avatar 4. 8jk8
8 posts
no avatar 5. Papa Dom
8 posts