A bike can develop some annoying noises: cracking, creaking, rattling or even squeaking. The reasons for this are often very different and sometimes difficult to pinpoint. Bottom bracket, crank, fork, handlebars, saddle – creaking can be caused by a number of different issues, and has ruined many tours. However, the underlying causes of disruptive noises are often quite easy to remedy. We’ll help you locate the source of creaking on your bike and fix the problem.
The better you take care of your bike, the less noise it will make. This translates to cleaning, greasing and checking screws and bolts regularly. Sometimes there is just a bit of dirt in the wrong place, or a screw is tightened incorrectly. First and foremost, however, you have to find out where the noise is coming from. It's best to do this with someone who listens to the bike when you sit or stand on it.