Creaky headset?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by potsy, 23 Aug 2012.

  1. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    I think I'm going to re-do mine this weekend, not sure I put enough grease on the right parts tbh, the creaking noise has come back albeit reduced in frequency.
    Wasn't sure exactly which parts to grease so didn't want to overdo it.

    Is there a pic somewhere of the exact parts/places to grease?
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    I did not go as far as Fossy (post # 30) but all creaks stopped. have you checked handlebar to stem nuts are tight? I had a loose one :wacko:, that caused a bit of creaking too.
    Can you not just grease all movable parts of the stem, and wipe off excess once assembled?
    Is there a danger of greasing too much?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    Stem bolts are fine Pat, will have a better go at it later, watched a good video earlier so am now fully aware of what I should be doing :thumbsup:
    If it's still not right it can go back to the lbs and I'll get them to look at it as it's less than 12 months old, want to come with me? ;)
     
  4. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    Uhmm ....if the lbs in Manchester are like the ones in Glasgow me coming with you wouldn't do any good; here they lock themselves in the back shop when they see me, refuse to come out until I leave :biggrin:
     
  5. OP
    OP
    potsy

    potsy Birder

    :whistle:
     
  6. I had similar, would get out the saddle and put pressure on the front.... ceaked like mad.
    Turned out to be the quick release on the wheels. Undid it, splash of wd 40 re tightened and all okay again.
     
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  7. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    In front of all the www.? :blush:
    You have a rival btw ... asked first ... doesn't have a creaky handset either ... :girl:
     
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