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my cranks or BB are squeaking or creaking really bad every time i peadle. i cant feel the cranks moving, they dont have any play but it makes lots of noises every time i peadle. what should i do. i took it into my lbs and they didnt fix it. they said its fine. wtf do i do
 

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SamL3227 said:
my cranks or BB are squeaking or creaking really bad every time i peadle. i cant feel the cranks moving, they dont have any play but it makes lots of noises every time i peadle. what should i do. i took it into my lbs and they didnt fix it. they said its fine. wtf do i do
my guess is same as yours your bottom bracket. just put a lot of grease in there and it should stop. mine used to do the same thing.
 

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Couple of ideas...

SamL3227 said:
my cranks or BB are squeaking or creaking really bad every time i peadle. i cant feel the cranks moving, they dont have any play but it makes lots of noises every time i peadle. what should i do. i took it into my lbs and they didnt fix it. they said its fine. wtf do i do
If it is the BB, using Teflon tape, not only on the threaded cups, but inside the BB where the cup overlaps the housing (hope this is making sense) can help by providing a "cushion." I put anti-seize compound on top of the Teflon tape as well.

Sometimes it's hard to know where a creak is coming from because the sound can travel through the frame. I had a creak that was driving me nuts for a couple of weeks. The BB was one of the suspect areas. I finally realized that the creaking occured for several pedal strokes after sitting down. If I stayed seated, the creak would go away until I had to stand for some rough stuff. Once I made this connection, I solved it by taking off the saddle and the seat post and greasing every single contact point (Thomson screws and "barrell" nuts, both sides of the rail clamps, the surface of the rotating adjustment plates, the inside of the seat post clamp, the post insertion area, etc., etc., etc....) No trace of a creak for four weeks now.

-Chris
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SamL3227 said:
what tools do i need besides the allen wrench to get off the cranks and get to the BB?
First you need the allen wrench, then you need a crank puller (like 15-20 bucks) then you need a bb tool to take off your bb so you can put stuff on it or inside your bb shell. your bb tool is probably gonna be isis drive (most bikes use that if it's recent)
 

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ummm....

i think ill wait and take it in after this weeked riding cuz i dont want to buy all that stuff right now. so one more quick question. is the creaking bad or just anoying.(its only been doing it for like 2 rides)
 

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I was also suffering from creaking which I thought was coming from the bottom bracket or cranks. I ended up replacing both and the creaking was still there afterwards.

Today while taking the rest of the bike apart I heard a creak as I released the rear quick release. "Hallelujah!", is all I could think of saying. Upon removing the rear wheel I noticed that the deraileur jiggled a little. Sure enough the derailleur hanger was loose, really loose.

I removed and cleaned the surface, put a little grease on it before reinstalling it and applied LocTite to the bolts. Now there is no creaking whatsoever and I'm a happy person.
 

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all better

i took it into my LBS and they fixed it. said that the BB was never fully titaned from the factory or something. but whatver its fixed and now i can ride in peace
 
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