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

New: Take part in the May Giveaway for a Road Electric Bike Hurricane from KBO


Crank squeaks
#1
I washed the bike today and now the crank squeaks. It's an FSA Gossamer triple and it has a tiny bit of play in it. I am thinking about pulling the crank and spindle and re-greasing. I have never removed a crank of this type. The crank came off easily from its splines. What tools do I need to go further. Alex's video is for the older square shaft, cotterless days. This is an integrated crank where the spindle is part of the spider. I don't even know if this spindle runs in plain or sealed bearings. Anyone familiar with this very popular crankset?
...j
  Reply
#2
(01-29-2010, 10:39 PM)j beede Wrote:  I washed the bike today and now the crank squeaks. It's an FSA Gossamer triple and it has a tiny bit of play in it. I am thinking about pulling the crank and spindle and re-greasing. I have never removed a crank of this type. The crank came off easily from its splines. What tools do I need to go further. Alex's video is for the older square shaft, cotterless days. This is an integrated crank where the spindle is part of the spider. I don't even know if this spindle runs in plain or sealed bearings. Anyone familiar with this very popular crankset?
...j

Im not too sure of much but here is the site with some instructions and yours is listed toward the bottom Smile

http://www.fullspeedahead.com/fly.aspx?layout=tech&taxid=74
Choose Road in the left drop down box and there is BB choice and a Crankset choice as well.
Cheers, Bill.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
  Reply
#3
Thanks Bill. I pulled the crank and it is the drive side external bearing that is squeaking. I will head over to LBS tomorrow to see if the bearing can be replaced.
...j
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
16,308
07-06-2010, 01:23 PM
Last Post: Billy

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Is the creaking sound coming from pedals...
Yesterday 02:47 PM
2021 Pro Road Cycling
Yesterday 02:37 PM
Is Presta valve lock nut useful?
Yesterday 02:12 PM
Which gravel bike saddle do you suggest?
Yesterday 07:43 AM
Have you Ever Tried an Electric Bike?
05-16-2021 05:54 PM
1994 Scwinn Crisscross
05-16-2021 09:49 AM
SunTour Freewheel "Perfect" model
05-15-2021 11:48 PM
Looking for a fixed gear bike under $300
05-15-2021 05:36 PM
Biking in the rain
05-14-2021 09:02 AM
COPPI "DALLA LIBERA" 60s FRAME SET
05-14-2021 12:51 AM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
22 posts
no avatar 2. ChaseCal
7 posts
no avatar 3. Nikko
7 posts
no avatar 4. ManBearPig
5 posts
no avatar 5. Criminal
4 posts