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Question for Trek 5200 Owners....(6 posts)

Question for Trek 5200 Owners....sntacruzSL
May 7, 2002 6:27 PM
Just bought a 5200 and I'm getting a lot of creaking from the head tube area. Thinking it's the Cane Creek headset. Any similar problems? Theories?

re: Question for Trek 5200 Owners....amflyer
May 7, 2002 9:58 PM
Yep...I thought the exact same thing. But before you tear down the headset, try lubing the front dropouts just a little. I had Ksyrium wheels at the time and the bike creaked like crazy in the dropouts, especially when lateral force was put on the bar (ie out-of-saddle) Don't know what wheels you're running right now but it might be similar.

Might save you some time anyway. Let us know if it works!

re: Question for Trek 5200 Owners....ghoss
May 8, 2002 3:18 AM
Had the same problem... took it to the LBS... I don't know what they did but no more noise.
re: Question for Trek 5200 rider
May 8, 2002 4:48 AM
Hi bud. I had the same problem with my canecreek last year. My LBS just lube the sealed cartiledge bearings in the cups. I tried wet lube, but found putting the grease helped better.

I did a tour last year where we got rained on for 3 hours, so I had to do it a second time. Got tired of the bearing maintance, so I upgraded to Chris King.

Just try relubing the bearings and it will stop creaking, but remember to do this the next time it creaks.

Same here, one of the first things ...elviento
May 8, 2002 8:38 AM
I did after getting my 5500 was to switch to a King headset.
re: Usually I haven't tightened the front skewer...JL
May 8, 2002 9:30 AM
tight enough when it happens to me. Once I really tighten it down, the creaking tends to go away.

Happy riding.