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creaking,squeaking(7 posts)

Jul 1, 2002 5:47 AM
i think its coming from my seat (flight)as i dont here when i stand on the pedals, should i grease spray the rails and or anything else,suggestions please
re: creaking,squeakingDrD
Jul 1, 2002 6:20 AM
try greasing the rails on the saddle - sometimes the sound comes from the saddle itself, though (where the rails go into the plastic - a drop or two of a dry lube should fix that) - also, I would grease the seatpost binder clamp (where it fits over the frame) and the binder bolt threads, as well. Rather than spraying on grease, a better approach would be to remove the saddle, clean the rails, etc. then grease and reassemble.
What Kind of Seatpost?jromack
Jul 1, 2002 8:00 AM
Check the mounting bolts for tightness
Happened to me, WD40 was wonderfulPeterRider
Jul 1, 2002 1:36 PM
WD40 "eats stuff"filtersweep
Jul 3, 2002 1:02 PM
I don't know what is in it... I've heard it's practically KEROSENE. It eats at plastic, and there is a good reason you won't find your LBS using the stuff. I'm not convinced it is even a lubricant.
Yep, mostly kerosene. nmgrzy
Jul 3, 2002 3:13 PM
Copper past for the clamp, fluid oil for the saddleMarkus_B
Jul 2, 2002 9:08 AM
Had the same problem with road bike (Pavé saddle with Thomson post) and with off-road bike (Flite with Tune post). Disassembled, cleaned and greased the parts of the seat clamps with copper paste (tried usual grease before, but without success) and dropped some oil where the saddle rails meet the seat shell - and then there was silence :-)