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post #351 of 446 (permalink) Old 06-26-2019, 06:12 PM
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Dang man glad you're safe at least. When i moved back to Houston i gave up road because of the way people drive here. I've been hit enough times by cars on a bike.

I did a spin class yesterday cause we've been getting so much rain. The class kicked my butt for sure.
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I can tell a HUGE difference in riding around my small town today vs 20 some years ago. It is really quite an odd demographic out there on the streets today. Today people simply do not care... about anything really. It is what they want or what they are doing or trying to do that take precedent over all in the world. I ride a motorcycle also and my caution level on it has always been extremely high due to everyone around me. So much so that it is almost to the point that I refuse to ride my mc at night. But I seriously wonder if riding my mtb on the street isn't sometimes more hazardous than the mc.



on a another note........ I have got to take the swing arm pivots apart on this yeti. I have a creak that is driving me insane. I have trouble shot everything, seatpost clamp, seat post, saddle mount, BB, crank..... I think I have finally found it and it appears to be the large main pivot that attaches the swingarm to the link extender that the shock mounts to. I half arsed greased it last night hoping for a quick easy fix....nope. Apparently I am going to have to get in there and really grease the hell out of it.

I despise a noisy bike..... especially a 5K dollar bike.

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on a another note........ I have got to take the swing arm pivots apart on this yeti. I have a creak that is driving me insane. I have trouble shot everything, seatpost clamp, seat post, saddle mount, BB, crank..... I think I have finally found it and it appears to be the large main pivot that attaches the swingarm to the link extender that the shock mounts to. I half arsed greased it last night hoping for a quick easy fix....nope. Apparently I am going to have to get in there and really grease the hell out of it.

I despise a noisy bike..... especially a 5K dollar bike.

A friend last year bought a Yeti MTB, I don't know what model, frame only. He got it built up and it had a squeak in the same place. Yeti replaced the frame. The second one was fine. I don't think the Chinese know what grease is. It's the same thing with bearings. I've got to where the first thing I do with new bearings is pull the dust cap and add grease. if I were a professional racer with a team of mechanics taking care of my bike I would not worry, and someone else paying my way, but I am not and I want it to roll more than a hundred miles between greasing's. LOL
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Well.... took all the linkage and pivot points apart tonight and greased the ever living heck out of things. The only thing i did not do was remove the pressed in bearings. Basically cause i dont know how without possibly messing something up.

Still creaks.... bad.... so very pi$$ed. I really do not know what else to do.

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Well.... took all the linkage and pivot points apart tonight and greased the ever living heck out of things. The only thing i did not do was remove the pressed in bearings. Basically cause i dont know how without possibly messing something up.

Still creaks.... bad.... so very pi$$ed. I really do not know what else to do.
Where is the creaks coming from? The press fit bottom brackets can creak some times. It shouldn't be the bearings. It sounds like the bike shop screwed something up when they assemble it. I own multiple and don't have any creaking and when i did it was the bottom bracket or head tube from the fork being lose in the head set.

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The best i can tell it sounds and feels like it is coming from the area in the pic with the arrow. But i have gone all over it and greased everything. So next i guess i will grease the headset, check rear hub, and derailleur hanger since i have no idea what else to do.
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The best i can tell it sounds and feels like it is coming from the area in the pic with the arrow. But i have gone all over it and greased everything. So next i guess i will grease the headset, check rear hub, and derailleur hanger since i have no idea what else to do.
Did you check the link that connects to the shock? That's a new design but the shock bushings could be creaking of the screw isn't torqued.

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Yea i had all of it apart, wiped clean and reapplied lube with Park HPG. The only thing in that assembly i did not lube is the eyelets/holes/bushing that is at ea h end of the shock itself. I might go back and do that here soon.

Today i didnt have much time. But i cleaned, lightly lubed and torqued the rear axle. Cleaned, lubed, and retorqued the derailleur hanger. Checked the rear spokes for anything real odd. And added some light lube to the chainstays where the hubs slide in.

Still has noise. Tomorrow if i can, Im dropping the fork, lubing the headset, and retorquing all that.
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Have you checked the seat? It can make you think you have creaks everywhere. Try lifting your weight off the seat while it's making noise. My bike started making noise. I could feel it in my feet. I changed crank and hub bearings, greased speed play pedals, etc. Only to find out my seat was making noise. I changed seats and it remained creak free for a few hundred miles till it succumbed to my fat arse. Now I carry a JBL Flip 4 to drown the noise out. LOL
Two weeks we had a female rider with a creak. We told her check the seat. She is a believer now after a couple pricey trips to the bike shop to find out it was her seat. They epoxied her seat on the second trip but it won't last. I've tried it.

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I have creaky seat post right now. Carbon bike frames transmit noise everywhere. You would think it to be the opposite but it isn't.
If you think it is a pivot then tear it down and grease all the pivots, bearings and bearing surfaces. You will have sealed bearings but a little grease on their mounting surface will do wonders.
Does it creak when your coasting? How about pedalling out of the saddle? If you stand beside the bike and side load your pedal, like your checking for triangle flex, does it creak then.

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