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PostSubject: Sqeeky cranks?   Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:59 am

My cranks gave been making a squeaky noise lately. Almost as if something is grinding when I pedal. I tightened everything up and lubed the chain, but it still makes the noise when I pedal. It only happens when I am on the bike, not when I crank the tire around with my hand. Any help?
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PostSubject: Re: Sqeeky cranks?   Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:03 am

take the cranks off and put a tiny thin layer of grease on the spindle where your crank arm sits and that should fix it i had the same problem for the longest time before i figured it out
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PostSubject: Re: Sqeeky cranks?   Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:06 am

I'll try that. Hopefully everything will be all better now.
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PostSubject: Re: Sqeeky cranks?   Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:04 am

you can use wd40 also
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PostSubject: Re: Sqeeky cranks?   Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:28 am

bmxchris256 wrote:
take the cranks off and put a tiny thin layer of grease on the spindle where your crank arm sits and that should fix it i had the same problem for the longest time before i figured it out

yup. Make sure everything is really clean inside the bottom bracket.
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PostSubject: Re: Sqeeky cranks?   Fri May 01, 2009 5:09 am

WD40 is not a lubricant. It is a degreaser. You should use something like silicone, barium, or lithium sprays or pastes for lubrication.
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PostSubject: Re: Sqeeky cranks?   Fri May 01, 2009 6:08 am

Just use some water proof grease the same u use in bearings wd40 will already make the squik worse
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