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De Rosa creaking (headset?)(3 posts)

De Rosa creaking (headset?)messe
Apr 6, 2001 6:15 AM
I just bought a De Rosa off of Ebay last week. It is an amazing bike. Light an fast with a Campy 10 speed set up. I am going nuts from this incessant creaking that I cant get rid of. I even changed from the Integralter it came with to Deda Newton stem and bar combo. It is still there though. I am beginning to suspect it is the integrated headset. Any ideas out there? I need help or this thing will drive me nuts.
re: De Rosa creaking (headset?)MCCL
Apr 6, 2001 11:14 AM
When one design's a bike to ride on the edge of the limits of physics one wonder's about the design of internal headsets. I know I don't add much to your dilema but I do know that DEROSA has a weight limit that a person CAN NOT exceed.That is on the higher price bike's. Since this is a second hand bike then I wonder if the person before you exceeded this figure. I do believe that figure is not to exceed 167lbs. Don't quote me please. I have a Bike seat that always creeks. I always have to take it off clean the rails and re-tighten the unit up. Maybe this need's to be done in the Headset.
have you tried tightening the skewerjohn de
Apr 9, 2001 1:15 PM
i thought i had a headset or stem problem because whenever i cranked hard it creaked..ended up being the connection between the skewer and dropout..i got new skewers and its better..seat creaks too as he said if i dont clean and crank..it can be hard to isolate the sound..