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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 5:17 pm 
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Hi

My full suss Marin has started creaking! I've replaced both the BB and Pedals but creaking persists! Sounds almost like its coming from the rear swing arm or the linkage somewhere. Weird thing is after 7 or 8 miles it dissapears and makes no noise at all for the remainder of the ride. Then next time I go out the same happens creaky to start then silent! Leads me to wondering is the frame warming up and creaking when cold? Has anyone else experienced this?

Weird!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:18 pm 
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Stop worrying and get it down to your local Marin dealer mate, lifetime warranty on the swing arm bearings if memory serves me right! :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:23 pm 
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Don't you need to be the original owner to take advantage of the guarantee?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:27 pm 
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In theory, but how old is your Marin? I knows LOTS of sold on Marins that dealers have sorted without batting an eyelid. Marin (or rather ATB Sales) are one of those companies that thankfully like to keep the end users happy :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:30 pm 
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Not that old a 2008 rift zone. What if it's not the bearings or the swingarm would they charge me for their "diagnosis"?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:34 pm 
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Book it in for a suspected swing arm bearing warranty repair and state no further work without prior authorisation. If they baulk at that I'd find a more friendly Marin dealer!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:41 am 
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If its something that needs fixed under warranty there should be no cost to you I would think----good luck


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:33 am 
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Just as an aside, be careful when you clean the bike. Jet wash on an area for more than a few seconds and you can strip the bearings of any grease they might have had. Good advice for any kind of bearing, normal or "sealed".


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:59 pm 
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It could be something getting wet to stop creaking, sweat trail water, drink etc?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:34 pm 
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if you have the time/inclination, take it apart, clean it, lube it, put it back together.
too long i suffered a creaky bike until i stripped it, cleaned it, lubed the necessaries then put it back together. no squeakyness/creakyness.
but if a lifetime warranty is still plausible, go for this first in the case that taking the bike apart means invalidating the warranty.


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