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Is a micro-drive set up likely to 'squeak' more?

Stevenbennett-dayStevenbennett-day Posts: 57
edited April 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Just rebuilt a 24" jump type bike around a new frame. My rear hub had a ss 10t cassette (NS BIkes ss freecoaster pro) so I lined it up with a 23t front sprocket (united squad) to get a similar ratio to a 36:16 - which I like.

I can't seem to get it all squeak and grind free - its all nice and tight.

The cranks are gusset pygmy with a straight 19mm axle 145 mm wide (new axle) with a 68mm bb shell, the bottom bracket is an FBM mid (same bearings as a profile unit) and the chain is an 1/8inch half link.

Are micro set ups prone to more squeaks? I've built a lot of drive trains and never not been able to get it squeak free.


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    Sounds like you need to lube some thing.

    it should not be any different to a normal set up.

    my 11 26 is silent.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
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  • its more of a creak really than a squeak - the frame has a fair degree of flex - ive lubed the chain very well.
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