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So basically I’ve had a creak for about 3 weeks now and I’ve tightened everything I could think of and regreased the bottom bracket and all the necessary stuff.
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So basically it only creaks at a certain angle under a lot of London the left creak for about 15 degrees and I can feel it through my foot,anybody know what it is

Edit: creak is only on the non drive side when I pedal, if I put my wait back way over almost as if I were trying to manual it doesn’t make the creak
 

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Have you lubed the cleats and cleaned the soles of your shoes?

Unilateral creaks aren’t usually a frame or fork issue in my experience. I’d look at that pedal.


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Press fit bottom bracket? Some press fits are known to develop a type of squeak or creaking noise. My FSA BB was notorious for creaking noises on my old hardtail. I swapped it for a Shimano MT800 press fit and it never creaked again.
 

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The bike is less than a month old I don't think it could be the pivots but I'll check
You need to check all of your bolts on a regular basis, like every few rides, but especially after about a month on a new bike. All the bolts, spokes, cables will bed in, stretch, etc, and need to be tightened up. That's why the LBS will/should tell you to bring your new bike back in to them after a several good rides/month, and give everything a once over for tightness.
 

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It's worth mentioning that simply tightening everything won't necessarily fix it.

A LOT of creaks come from dirt. Sometimes you've just gotta clean your stuff. When I'm chasing creaks, I always isolate parts by cleaning and tightening. I oftentimes remove parts, too. Clean the threads, put on new grease, and reinstall. If something had little to no grease on the threads to begin with, chances are it will start making noise before long.

Probably the most important stuff to grease in the bottom bracket area (or it will be noisy) tends to be the pedal threads and the crank/bb interface.

When I worked in shops, most shop owners/managers wanted new bikes built in an hour or two at the outside (and would start getting grumpy if I took 2hrs for every bike). But when I'm building my own personal bikes, I take ALL DAY to do it, because I don't have to rush, and I can be VERY detail-oriented about it in the meantime. As a result, my own bike builds tend to ride like butter and are silent (at least until they start getting dirty).
 

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If it’s only on the non drive side at a certain drive angle I’d guess its bearing on your BB on your non drive side. I’d remove the cranks and spin the bearings with your fingers. Are they rotating smoothly?


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