PressFit 30 Perfection
To extract, or not to extract, that is the answer. First, let me just say that I feel your pain. I hate special tools. I hate having to buy special tools just because some engineer didn't figure I'd ever have to, say, change a headlight bulb in my car---because how often do those burn out, really---and so he buried the access panel under a bunch of things that are behind other things that are held in by tamperproof T-27 torx-plus fasteners that are installed at all kinds of odd angles. Behind the battery. Sorry for the car reference in a bike blog. It just comes to mind because I have a toolbox drawer dedicated to automotive specialty tools that I've used once. And so I truly do loathe uni-taskers almost as much as I love th..
I installed a BBInfinite module and my bike is still creaking. What do I do now? The good news is that, even though your creak was never the bottom bracket, you still made the right choice in going with BBInfinite to enhance your performance and increase longevity of the bottom bracket over time. That said; you are not the first guy to still have a creaking issue after installing a BBInfinite module, simply because the creak was never the bottom bracket, or was only partially the bb. There are many things that can cause a bb-like creak. Sounds propagate through a carbon frame in strange ways, resonating at one end when the cause was at the other. Full suspension mountain bikes, be they alloy or carbon, are, w..
You've pressed in bottom bracket after bottom bracket to make that creak go away and yet the infernal noise remains, taunting you with each pedal stroke. It's time to hit pause for a moment. Many of us in this position have been so laser-focused on the bottom bracket as the culprit that we've neglected to take a serious look at all the usual suspects. As many of the old timers know, the bicycle has always been the source of creaks-a-plenty, even before the advent of pressfit bb's. So, now that you've cleaned, lubed, and reassembled that headset---with new parts as needed---and you've tightened the skewers and replaced that rocking Mavic freehub---or swapped in a wheel from a bike that doesn't make a peep---and you've taken tha..