I ran the same 2010 El Mar for nearly 2 years as a SS. Never had any creaking issues.I'm using the same 2010 Bomb Pop El Mariachi in a single speed set up. So I am intrigued that you have not had any Creaks what so ever. It has been a real issue for me so I wonder if something may be wrong with my frame. I have tried everything to tame this problem aside from changing out components ie. - Hub etc. Can you get more specific with what your build is. I'm running a Hope ss rear hub with WTB i23 rims using Continental 2.2 race Kings. the front hub is a Hadley 20mm thru maxle linked to salsa's Grande steel maxle fork which I love but I did on my last run notice a lot of for and aft flex when I got on the bikes on a steep down hill street the other day! I'm using a race face Turbine crank and Turbine BB. The chainring is a Renthal ultra light 32 and the rear cog is a Chris King 20t stainless. the chain is a KMC single speed 3/32 chain. seat post is a Thompson masterpiece pared with a WTB saddle. Brakes are Avid BB7 pared with Shimano ice tech 180mm rotors front and rear. stem is a 80mm thompson 4x pared with crank bros 3- 28.5 wide handle bar(aluminum). Brake levers are shimano XT's. Any ideas on taming the creak issue are welcome although my test thus far with the gaskets between the alternator dropouts and frame seem to be working. Lastly do you experience any kind of rotational knocking from your cranks and I'm talking a barely noticeable and minute knocking sensation? thank for taking the time!
You got 1/300. Exclusive.I bought one of the limited 2013 ss, and first its a pain in the Arse to find one.
I am jelly. I love that copper hue i am forced to stare at all day.But it has been worth every penny I spent on it.