Squeaking in boom area

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Anyone having a creak or squeak in the boom area of their Silvio 2.0.I have a creak in mine under stress or when going up hill. I have all Allen bolts good And tight.also three flat tire in three days on front
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Noisescan be hard to track down...

...I had a creaking sound that I thought was my bottom bracket; my mechanic agreed and tighfened the BB, cranks.and pedals. The sound was still there. As it turns out, my rear skewer was worn out.

That said, grease and a torque wrench are good to have when going over your boom. I would lightly grease all sliding fittings and any bolts. If the bolts have blue LocTite on them, then just go with that - no grease. My boom on my Silvio v. 1 creaked a little until I gave every bolt a once-over.

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After adjusting my boom, I

After adjusting my boom, I heard some serious creaking during my ride today... but it went away on its own after a few miles.

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I had that noise

        I found that the noise was do to my upside down installation of the tapered bearing sleeve on the front fork.

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Wheel?

There are a lot of parts in a wheel assembly.
Make sure that your drive wheel is true, tuned, lubed and undamaged!

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I had a couple squeaks that

I had a couple squeaks that developed after 500 km.   The first problem was the seat pan fit.  This was corrected with rubber washers on the front bolts.

Next, I loosened every bolt on the front end along with the front skewer and pivot clamp.   I lightly greased where I could (bolts,  rear shock elastomer and front shock boot) and torqued the bolts again.   The squeak is no longer there.

Before I did this work on the front end I had a BB clamp bolt shear off while I was riding.  I noticed after my front derailleur jumped out of alignment as the BB clamp shifted.   I may have over-torqued that one bolt so be careful and learn from my mistake. 

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I have heard a creek a few

I have heard a creek a few times on my Silvio 1.5, I did not see any info on what to torque any of the bolts. Does anyone know what that should be for the various bolts?

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Drew said: I noticed after my

Drew said:

I noticed after my front derailleur jumped out of alignment as the BB clamp shifted.   I may have over-torqued that one bolt so be careful and learn from my mistake.

I love my torque wrenches. While assembling my Silvio 2.0, I am hard pressed to think of a fastener I haven't torqued yet. For frame fasteners that don't have a documented torque, I have a general purpose chart hung on my garage bulletin board that lists values for dry and lubed fasteners.

I'm sure some will call it unnecessary but I'm not working in a high volume bike shop where time is money and I tend to strong arm fasteners way too often...not something you want to do on a bike.
 

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Larry, what torque wrenches

Larry, what torque wrenches are you using and do you have a URL link to them?

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I have a Topeak D-Torq Wrench

I have a Topeak D-Torq Wrench DX. I like it a lot. It includes a case and various bits and has a range of 4-80 Nm which is perfect for bicycle parts. Pretty expensive but very nice.

http://www.topeak.com/products/Homeshop-Tools/dtorq_dx

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Thanks Eric

You answered one of my questions in my mental queue.

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Mental telepathy is one of my

Mental telepathy is one of my other talents but strangely it doesn't work with people's psychic turn signals...

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Creak in Silvio 1

Here's my post on how I solved the creak in my secondhand Silvio 1.0, having first ensured that the BB clamps were correctly adjusted for my X seam  (and not the first owner's):

http://cruzbike.com/creak-solved

Best of luck,

Warwick Dunbar
Melbourne

 

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Had the creaking front end on

Had the creaking front end on the Vendetta. Turned out it was a bad front Skewer. Put my spare CB provided one in and poof all golden. I like simple fixes.