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My Pitch Pro has a very creeky seatpost. Just sitting on the bike around the house it makes alot of noise. Is this common to this seatpost? Is a Thomson in order here?
 

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Yes, the seatpost is greased. The noise seems to happen mostly when moving weight fore and aft. Could it be a loose saddle issue?
 

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take your seat off, take everything apart on the head of the post. clean, regrease, reassemble.

if that doesn't work, and you've already got a tone of grease on the post/in the seattube, either a new post will fix it, or something else is making the noise.

bottom bracket/cranks/pedals if it's when you're weighting the bike fore and aft would be my next guess.
 

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Mine doesn't creak; stock seatpost and saddle. I know that doesn't help, but at least you know so far it's not a common problem amongst us few pitch owners on here.
 

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Mine doesn't creak, but doesn't seem like the nicest seatpost. I didn't enjoy adjusting it at all. I think I will eventually change to an adjustable like a Joplin.

Are you sure it is tight?
 

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With the hundred other moving parts underneath the seatpost, what makes you think it is the seatpost?

BTW, I would do a simple test: take the seatpost out (or put a different seatpost in) and jump on the bike and see if it makes a creak or not.
 

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My pitch used to creak at the seat clamp but doing what scrublover said by stripping down, cleaning and regreasing fixed it, as long as it was then done up nice and tight.
 

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sanjuro said:
With the hundred other moving parts underneath the seatpost, what makes you think it is the seatpost?
I really don't like this seatpost design. I think I'll try to get a rider on the next bailout bill that will require all seatpost manufactures, whether imported or domestically manufactured, to license their head design from Thomson.

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BTW, I would do a simple test: take the seatpost out (or put a different seatpost in) and jump on the bike and see if it makes a creak or not.
Did that... that's how I determined it was the seatpost and not something around the headtube. The sound comes through the frame and makes it hard to determine where it's coming from.
 

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take your seat off, take everything apart on the head of the post. clean, regrease, reassemble.

if that doesn't work, and you've already got a tone of grease on the post/in the seattube, either a new post will fix it, or something else is making the noise.

bottom bracket/cranks/pedals if it's when you're weighting the bike fore and aft would be my next guess.
I'll try taking the seatpost apart tonight to see if it helps... either that or continue stripping wallpaper. Everything is already clean, the bike is brand f'n new and creeks like this. I rode it around, shifting weight around, hoping around the driveway with the seatpost out and never heard a sound.
 

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Well, I would grease the seat rails along with any parts which make metal-to-metal contact.

I use the same seatpost on my Enduro, and any noise is from the saddle.
 
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