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Just wanted to get opinions of others who race....(as my wife says...I'm a very "indecisive" person)

I currently race an Orbea Alma and over the last few months I have been hearing a creaking noise on every pedal rotation with any slight climb. I checked the entire bike and took off the cranks/cups and cleaned them (checked the seatpost, crank bolts, pedals, etc. Still hear the noise....I can see small flakes around the BB shell. I can't tell if the shell is coming loose from the frame or it's just normal wear and tear....but I can't think of what else it would be. The bike rides just fine and does not have any other problems.

My question is I have a chance to buy a lightly used 2002 Litespeed Pisgah frame from a friend (and just switch out the parts).....saw the frame and it's in good shape. Do I buy it for around $900 or look for something else to race this season? I can't afford to spend more and I want a HT....but am hesitant to buy another carbon again.

thoughts on trying to ride the Orbea another season, or what frame to ride?

Thanks
 

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Did you use grease on the BB threads, that could be the trick

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Have you ridden the Litespeed ? I would not buy anything that I havent had the chance to ride . If you have ridden it and like it I see no reason not to .
 

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Jake21 said:
I would take the bike to an Orbea dealer and let them check it out. Doesn't Orbea have a lifetime warranty?
That's a good point...but I am not the original purchaser. I think the Lifetime warranty applies to the origianl purchaser of the frame
 
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