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Creaking bottom bracket. Okay to keep riding.

freestyle_gusfreestyle_gus Posts: 120
edited April 2015 in Workshop
So, the BB30 on my Synapse has started creaking after less than 300 miles. It's a bit random and isn't creaking all the time. While being an irritation, am I okay to keep riding for now?


  • trailflowtrailflow Posts: 1,311
    Yes it'll be fine i've never known a creak to stop a ride, but passing riders might give you funny looks.

    Could try removing the crank and giving the bearings a generous blast of spray lubricant. The creak also could be something else like shoes rubbing on the cranks,cleats,pedals, saddle rails etc. so worth checking those.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    It's BB30, so creaking is almost inevitable. Best use some Google-fu in terms of a fix - wantonly spraying lube will only flush the grease out the bearings making it worse.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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