What's wrong with my bike? Mystery creaking noise from handlebars

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by the beef, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. the beef

    the beef New Member

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    I spent a good part of this afternoon practicing my trackstand. All this time I was putting a fair amount of weight on my handlebars. Well what's happened now is that turning the handlebars results in a creaking/low clicking noise. Pressing down on the handlebars also produces a creaking/clicking noise; it doesn't take too much force for this to happen. And I CANT find out where this noise is coming from! I've got a threaded headset w/ a quill stem.

    I've tried loosening the headset a bit, and then tightening it up again. I've tried tightening the stem. I've tried tightening the place where the stem clamps onto the handlebars. I've tightened the quick release. I took the quill stem out, stared at it for a second having no idea what to do, and then put it back in. It looked pretty well greased.

    What's the matter with my bike? :mad:
     
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  2. 531Aussie

    531Aussie Well-Known Member

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    did you grease the stem where it clamps onto the bars?
    As you probably know, it's gotta be done up pretty tight after you grease it, but don't bust the bolt.
     
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