|Has anyone ever had squeeking comming from the bar itself?||Groucho Marx|
Jul 6, 2001 10:03 AM
|It might be the bar a cinelli middle class bar, or it might be the bar tape, or it might be where the shifters sit on the bar, but I've been getting a squeaking from somewhere in bar area, and I'm almost certain its not the stem. I have taken that apart, cleaned it regreased it, and tighted it properly, and the squeak hasn't changed. Might it be the bartape where it holds the cables? I know you guys have had troubles similar to these. What was the problem how did you fix it? Thankyou. (I've finally gone mad).|
|You are not alone!||ScottH|
Jul 6, 2001 12:39 PM
|Mine's been creaking for a few weeks now. I haven't figured it out yet either. If things go well, I'll be curing the problem with a new bike by year's end.
|Common -- comes from the bar/stem interface ...||Humma Hah|
Jul 6, 2001 3:18 PM
|My wife's bike squeaks like a mouse every time I stand-climb on it. The squeaking comes from where the bar passes thru the stem.
I killed that problem on my bikes by filling the hollow bars with polyester resin, allowing the stem to be tightened more. I did not do that to stop the squeak, but to strengthen the bars (I'm a singlespeeder, and tug on the bars a lot, have a history of breaking them).
A really good fit between the bars and stem should fix the problem, or maybe a soft-metal shim, such as a thin sheet of brass, might help. Over-tightening might do more harm than good, but do see that the clamp is tightened correctly.
|is it an old Cinelli with a shim vs a bulge?||club|
Jul 7, 2001 8:21 PM
|like on a 54, 65, or 66? If so, they squeak between the shim and the bar. Dribble some penetrating oil in there to stop it.|| |