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Creaking SLX Cranks

DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
edited September 2010 in MTB workshop & tech
Afternoon all

Noticed last night on the ride home that my recently fitted SLX cranks are creaking when put under pressure. TBH i dont know if they have been like this since i fitted them as i usually have music on when i ride.

Is this an indication of over or under tightening ? or do we think it could be BB related ?

The BB is 2nd hand.....

Cheers

DCR

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  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    Ok, will try them all

    ta very much
  • Is the creak at the same point in pedal rotation every time? If so try removing the pedals and greasing the threads. I had this issue with my SLX cranks a while back and checked BB etc. I posted the issue on here and someone suggested the pedals. I greased the thread on the right pedal and noise gone. This week it started again - turned out it was the left pedal this time.

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  • DCR00DCR00 Posts: 2,160
    seems to be coming from both sides, but that could be my imagination

    been eyeing up some new pedals anyway, so maybe its time :lol:
  • DCR00 wrote:
    seems to be coming from both sides, but that could be my imagination

    been eyeing up some new pedals anyway, so maybe its time :lol:

    Maybe not your imagination! When I had the issue it was very definitely only on one side and the same point every pedal rotation. Sounds like maybe a different problem if it is both sides. Try the grease though - it's worth a shot and cheaper than new pedals :wink:

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