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Creek from hell(4 posts)

Creek from hellbdacaret
Oct 7, 2001 5:33 PM
Welp, thanks to the board, I was able to find and fix the "creek from hell." I took the bike down to the lbs, they kept if for a day, and could not isolate the creek. They took off the cranks and lubed a few things. While the bike was in the shop, I read on here that one person had a creek in the "dropouts" of the forks, where the front wheel goes on to. In any case, I picked up the bike and when I tightened the quick release, I was able to make it creek. I released it, and tightened it again,...creek was still there. I lubed up the droupouts on the forks, both inside and outside, and creek gone. Thanks everyone!
BTW, Trek 5200 with Ksyriums, Ultegra
re: Creek from hellnestorl
Oct 7, 2001 6:40 PM
I think it is a Ksyriums problem. I never had a problem like it until I got Ksyriums. Like you, I was going crazy with the noise which only happened when off the saddle. Took it to the LBS and when I asked them to try it and hear the noise, the creek was gone!!! Then I realized that I had taken the front wheel out and put it back on at the store.

I went home and played with the front wheel and found out that it needed to be greased and adjusted very tight. Noise if gone for ever now !!!!

Enjoy the wheels...apart for the annoying noise/scare, they are great
Dawson's Creek?nm
Oct 8, 2001 7:47 AM
that's pretty hellish
That Dawson is SO Dreamy! (nm)Buffy
Oct 8, 2001 11:57 AM