Because you've owned it 8 years??I owned the bike for 8yrs without any squeaking. why does it start squeaking now/
Most people find it necessary and recommended to only rely on the splash lube inside the fork lowers to lube the seals and wipers. That is why storing your bike upside-down on occasion is recommended. A lowers service assures that this splash oil is clean and at the proper level.what kind of lube does it needs ?
If it's the ST XCM on your Trek, it is a coil with grease on the coil itself on the spring side and on the wipers and seals of both stanchions. I'm not sure if the damper/lock out side has oil in it but the lower end Rockshox dampers do.I'll have to research what my fork has. Thanks.
I don't think its the wiper seals I have the same problem and I think its the air piston, try getting on the bike and compress the fork then immediately lift the front end, if the squeak happens when you lift the wheel I would suggest replacing the air piston and might as well check the wiper seals at the same time. You would be best of looking for a service kit which includes everything.why is my front fork squeaking when I ride the bike ?
The squeaking ceased when I stop the bike and pushed down on the fork.
are the rubber gasket getting dried ?
It's the "recommend" on the front page of the forum. It lists old threads and people click on them and reply thinking they're new threads. Quite a stupid feature really.Why is someone's first post to a thread that has been dead for 9 years? And, they post as if it was yesterday? Do these new folks look at dates?