If you push laterally on the BB. It will help diagnose if it a suspension pivot. If it is. You can loose one at a time to see which one stopped the noise. The grease and torque all of them.
Pedals have bearings. Most common source of creaking when under load in our shop, especially when load is on one side or the other. ALWAYS the first thing we check.Whoops - forgot to include that in the list of what I tried (removed, reigreased, and torqued). Initial post updated.
Bushings/bearings, either way, they both can make noises like this. We keep a fresh set of pedals (known to not make noise) under the work bench. 80% of the time when we swap these on to the bike, the noise goes away. Also, Chesters have bearing/bushing.mine don't (rf chesters).... is there a way you can swap out bushings for bearings?
Pedals have bearings. Most common source of creaking when under load in our shop, especially when load is on one side or the other. ALWAYS the first thing we check.
I guess I always try to troubleshoot starting with the easiest and work my way out from there. 30 years of chasing creaks every day and all.Weird, the pedal itself is pretty much the very last thing I check when chasing down creaks. Bad pedal bearings can cause issues of course but I seriously can't remember the last creak I've fixed by swapping pedals. A long time ago for sure, and I chase down creaks almost daily. Maybe it's the dry environment I live in.
I guess I always try to troubleshoot starting with the easiest and work my way out from there. 30 years of chasing creaks every day and all.
That sounds almost like a "You know your getting old if. . ." your knees creek and your bike doesn't. In my case, I would suspect my knees first. I hope you find a solution though.HA - the knees are getting there, but if they made that kind of noise, I may have to consider a different activity.
Not a chance in this bike buying “climate”! Plus, I really like this bike.You could just get a new bike. 😉