Creaking handle bars,,,

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by ThEdge, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. ThEdge

    ThEdge New Member

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    Hi all!
    I get a very loud creak from the handle bars,particularly when I'm working hard on the peddles.
    It is most noticeable when the weather is cold or wet, even more so when cold and wet.
    Any suggestions? Thanks
     
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  2. alfeng

    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    Presumably, everything which needs to be tight is ... and, properly lubed, too ...

    Having said that, I don't have an immediate answer or solution to your dilemma, but knowing what kind of handlebars AND what type of stem (quill or threadless?) your bike has may prompt a better reply from someone else.
     
  3. ThEdge

    ThEdge New Member

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    Yes, I should have stated these things in the first post, Thanks alfeng...
    threadless headset, all tweaked up to correct torque loading etc....
     
  4. AdamSean

    AdamSean New Member

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    A lot of the time you think its the handle bars or headset when it is really the seatpost. Make sure there is plenty of grease and it is tightened properly.
     
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