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Creak upfront(6 posts)

Creak upfrontcolnag40
Jul 19, 2002 6:24 AM
Have a creak upfront in handlebar/headset/stem area. Have done usual routine of greasing stem and handlebar around clamp, all to no avail. Does anyone have any ideas of where else I might look? The noise is driving me crazy.
re: Creak upfrontkoala
Jul 19, 2002 6:31 AM
My creak turned out to be a loosening of the brake\shifter(campy) where it attaches to the bar.
Brand of bars?Kerry
Jul 19, 2002 4:57 PM
If you have a sleeved bar (a separate tube of aluminum where the bar is clamped), it might be the sleeve creaking. Drizzle some oil into the sleeve with the bike on its side. Otherwise, it can be where your spokes cross, your QR, your HS, or even a referred noise from somewhere else on the bike.
Check the interface between the fork and the hub.(nm)James
Jul 19, 2002 11:15 PM
re: Creak upfrontcolnag40
Jul 22, 2002 8:37 AM
Thanks for the replies. I have a sneaking suspicion it is the left-hand lever bolt to bar.
Colnag40
It's probably the same problem I had. A lot of others havePaul
Jul 23, 2002 8:09 AM
experienced this also. I had this creaking whenever I pulled on the bars, or stood up doing hills. Simple fix, and you should try it. Unloosen your front skewers, and put some grease on both sides of the forks. If it's a fix, try cutting up an old inner tube, put a hole in it, and place on sides of fork. I had this on three wheels, K's, heliums, and open pros and it fixed all of them. If your spokes cross, put some lube between them.

Drove me craazy.

Bet this is the problem.