|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 Owners....||pa 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.