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    Sure it's not your knees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Apparently worse in Carbon frames 'cause there normally is no drain hole in the frame so moisture stays sealed behind the bearings.

    :-/

    New bike time eh?
    2 Drill bit?

    And anyway you flash bastard riding a carbon winter road bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHB 10.6.6 View Post
    2 Drill bit?

    And anyway you flash bastard riding a carbon winter road bike!
    Surely it's even more flash to be able to afford a second bike for winter duties?
    ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Dirty Karlos_ View Post
    Surely it's even more flash to be able to afford a second bike for winter duties?
    ;-)
    Fair point.

    I picked up a Graham Weigh frame for 79 and built it up from 8speed 105...it's a clunker for sure :-)

    http://www.grahamweighcycles.com/gwc...d_category=165

    This is the frame although mine was just frame only and on shop soiled special offer.

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    Nice.

    I'm lucky, Mrs DK is tall and what she thinks is her road bike is actually my winter bike
    Bloody nice ride too http://www.bicycling.co.za/wp-conten...M_2012_CAT.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHB 10.6.6 View Post
    2 Drill bit?

    And anyway you flash bastard riding a carbon winter road bike!
    As has been said, I've only 1 road bike, and I'm buggered if I'm going anywhere near the frame with a drill.

    Besides, the creaking is a useful measure of cadence...
    aka Sean / Sandeep / Sylvian / Seamus....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    I'm buggered if I'm going anywhere near the frame with a drill.
    You can tell you didn't ride in the 1990's :-)

    A beautiful example of pimp by drill :-)



    Last edited by BHB 10.6.6; 22-03-13 at 12:32.

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    "Apparently worse in Carbon frames 'cause there normally is no drain hole in the frame so moisture stays sealed behind the bearings."

    Struggling to understand this, as there is a tube [metal] in a press fit BB that the BB bearings press into. If, and its a big if, I bought a bike with a BB30 I'd use Loctite 641 to assemble it just the same as I do with my Full susser bearings. This prevents any progression, which I guess is the cause of creaking.
    Logical

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalesman View Post
    "Apparently worse in Carbon frames 'cause there normally is no drain hole in the frame so moisture stays sealed behind the bearings."

    Struggling to understand this, as there is a tube [metal] in a press fit BB that the BB bearings press into. If, and its a big if, I bought a bike with a BB30 I'd use Loctite 641 to assemble it just the same as I do with my Full susser bearings. This prevents any progression, which I guess is the cause of creaking.
    Yep one of the mentioned fixes was to coat it in loctite as you mention, which is most likely what'll happen as I dont have any movement in the cranks so BB's probably still good TBH.
    aka Sean / Sandeep / Sylvian / Seamus....

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    Throw it up against a fucking wall.
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    You don't know the meaning of creaking unless you raced 20+ years ago with Cinelli bars and quill stem. Needed earplugs in the bunch!
    There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate tyres

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    Back from the LBS. BB was a mess (can feel its rough with fingers) and now replaced. Rear hub bearings on advisory too.

    I though road riding was supposed to be cheaper than MTB's maintenance wise.

    Hurumph...
    aka Sean / Sandeep / Sylvian / Seamus....

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    God I hate it when my bike creaks....I had a similar creak recently and its so difficult trying to work out where its coming from. Anyway, after an hour of this relentless very loud creaking.....it stopped! Just like that. So odd!

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