ITM K-Sword bars & stem - creeking

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Lama, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Lama

    Lama New Member

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    OK - So i recently installed a set of these puppies - both stem & bars - new.

    Got them as a screaming deal in Ebay - certainly wasnt going to pay retail!!

    Anyway - after torqueing to the correct settings etc i am getting a creeking noise coming from them when really cranking on them ie out of the saddle sprinting, climbing hard etc.

    I know its definately coming from the stem/bars connection. and believe its caused by the carbon faces rubbing together.

    Just wondering if anyone knows how to go about fixing this noise - its really bugging me..... maybe should i put some thin paper in the gap, or is there some kind of 'grease'"(for want of a better term).

    thanks to all in advance

    BTW - fairly happy with them otherwise. certainly something to get used to after using alloy traditional bars for so long.

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  2. Peter@vecchios

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    Tacx makes some for carbon to carbon connections 'goop'. Don't remember what it is, not a grease...get some of that and use a torque wrench.
     
  3. Powerful Pete

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    I have found that taking stuff apart, cleaning, applying a very light layer of grease/carbon compound (depending on what the material is) and re-installing gets rid of most of the creaking noises...
     
  4. Lama

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    OK brilliant

    I thought there might be some kinda 'goop' to solve the problem

    thanks again!
     
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