Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the Newton-Rider International Giveaway for a Foldable Bicycle Helmet


Crank - why is it creaking?
#1
My crank creaks - what can I do about it? any ideas very welcome

thanks
  Reply
#2
Could be dry pedal threads. Try removing them and then put a little grease on the threads before re-installing.

http://bikeride.com/replace-pedals/
  Reply
#3
Thanks - I will view
  Reply
#4
Alex,
This is only a question I have in mind. Would it hurt to put a drop or two of Triflow or the same at the top to reach the inner working of the pedal while it is off if it has resistance?

Thanks,
Bill
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#5
I'm not sure tri-flow can penetrate pedal threads that are installed. Better to unthread them and use grease on the threads.
  Reply
#6
(11-28-2009, 02:17 PM)Alex Ramon Wrote:  I'm not sure tri-flow can penetrate pedal threads that are installed. Better to unthread them and use grease on the threads.

Ok my bad. I didn't explain my question too well lol. Per se the pedal is unthreaded from the crank already. Before I apply grease to the threaded part of the pedal is it a good idea to put anything (grease or oil) in the points pictured below.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#7
Oh ok sorry. Yes you could drop some triflow into those places (nice diagram). It'll loosen things up for sure, but you'd likely have to re-apply often as tri-flow is pretty thin.

The better solution (but more work) would be to take the pedal completely apart and re-grease the pedal bearings like you would a wheel hub.
  Reply
#8
Ok, the later maybe more work but worth it. Thanks for the compliment on the diagram and help.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
4,599
06-26-2013, 07:53 PM
Last Post: okers12
 
4,274
06-26-2013, 07:42 PM
Last Post: okers12
 
19,116
07-14-2011, 01:31 AM
Last Post: dave_sd
 
6,853
08-24-2010, 04:46 AM
Last Post: trevgbb
 
15,124
07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Last Post: Billy

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
11-42 cogs on Road bike?
Yesterday 02:04 AM
NewBikeShopper (intro & opinion request)
Yesterday 01:57 AM
1983 Trek 720
Yesterday 12:23 AM
brakes
01-19-2021 11:25 PM
Road bike brakes upgrades
01-19-2021 01:41 PM
Do you wave to other cyclists?
01-18-2021 02:48 PM
Newton-Rider, a helmet like no other
01-15-2021 05:01 PM
Colnago R41 Handlebar
01-14-2021 10:24 PM
How much do you bike per year?
01-14-2021 04:50 PM
BMX Shoes
01-14-2021 04:42 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Criminal
19 posts
no avatar 2. RollOn
6 posts
no avatar 3. Henry_G
5 posts
no avatar 4. Yevhen
5 posts
no avatar 5. Zviedrs
4 posts