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 Post subject: Re: creaks and groans..
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:40 am 
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I had a mongoose a few years ago that needed the bottom bracket ripped out and re-greasing on the threads every month or so to stop the creaking....even when it was new and it was a new bb....strange. :roll:
God I would cry my eye's out if I had to do that I all the time :? :shock:


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 Post subject: Send us some mud.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:32 pm 
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I usually find if its too clean it creaks!!!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

Maybe Somerset mud is therapeutic for bikes!!!!!!
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Could you send me a bit of that mud please London muds crap.


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I think I may have found the source of your problem...


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 Post subject: Brilliant.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 3:35 pm 
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I think I may have found the source of your problem...
That made my day laughed my ass off :lol: :lol: :lol: now i have a picture of the little bugger it's curtains for him............thanks


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Go careful though - he looks like he means business...


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:18 am 
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the B/B is brand new so def not that and so are the bushings and the cranks are only 4mnths old.


Newness doesn't mean creak-free! New things can be unlubricated or poorly adjusted just as much as old things.

My 5p's worth? Check the saddle bolt.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2007 9:19 am 
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i would say strip the rear end, as the risse rear end is designed to be stripped, i work on and have owned downhill bikes for near 5 years, it'll be pivots bushings or bearings, i believe the risse rear end is bearings so its a case of tap em out replace them. Shocks and shock bolts wont ever creak from experience.

Hope this helps and its definately an awesome rig, looks to be have fitted with a longer rear shock, this could be putting more stress on the pivots?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:05 pm 
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terryhfs wrote:
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the B/B is brand new so def not that and so are the bushings and the cranks are only 4mnths old.


Newness doesn't mean creak-free! New things can be unlubricated or poorly adjusted just as much as old things.

My 5p's worth? Check the saddle bolt.
Did not even think of that when everything is new or vertually new you sort of think well it deffo can't be that thanks....


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 Post subject: Thanks so much
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:29 am 
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i would say strip the rear end, as the risse rear end is designed to be stripped, i work on and have owned downhill bikes for near 5 years, it'll be pivots bushings or bearings, i believe the risse rear end is bearings so its a case of tap em out replace them. Shocks and shock bolts wont ever creak from experience.

Hope this helps and its definately an awesome rig, looks to be have fitted with a longer rear shock, this could be putting more stress on the pivots?
Thanks for the great help i have a load of info now due to the great response by all the TRUE MOUNTAIN BIKERS on RetroBike you guys kick ass.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:00 am 
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As it's a downhill bike, you might have more luck posting on SouthernDownhill.com...


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