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creaking seatpost Giant TCR(4 posts)

creaking seatpost Giant TCRHans van Beek
Jul 27, 2001 12:37 PM
I have a new frame Giant TCR.

Since that moment my seatpost is creaking unless I lubricate the seatpost and the aluminium bus.

Does anyone had this experience and is there a solution ?
Grease is the word.boy nigel
Jul 27, 2001 3:46 PM
Hans,

I've had my TCR since January and I haven't had any creaking from that area. If I did, though, I'd re-grease the seatpost and seatpost shim (the aluminum piece). As soon as I got mine, I greased these (including greasing the inside and outside of the shim), and haven't heard any noises at all.

While you've got the grease out, grease the seatpost binder bolt (tightens the seatpost into the frame), the seatpost adjustment bolts, and the saddle rails (lightly) where they meet the seatpost mechanism.

Grease is often the cure for bicycle creaks (stems, saddles, seatposts, etc.). Use it well and check it every so often so what needs grease always has grease.

Best of luck,
Nigel
Grease is the word,Unless...Lone Gunman
Jul 27, 2001 6:27 PM
You have a carbon fiber part. It can fuse to a part and effectively ruin a frame.
Grease is the word,Unless...Live Steam
Jul 27, 2001 7:17 PM
What causes this? A TCR frame has a carbon seat post. Tis shouldn't be greased?