With every discipline there are fundamentals. When it comes to diagnosing a creak, it is always best to keep it simple and then work yourself toward the complex. This video goes over one of the most basic of basics, and that is the all-too-common pedal creak. Don't be fooled, brand new shoes and brand-new pedals can cause creaking problems that you would never expect, so expect it. The cardinal virtue for anyone looking for a creaking problem is to assume nothing and test everything in a systematic, methodical process. Here's a great creak finder playbook in the form of a blog on our website. Check it out: Kill That Creak
Okay you're powering up a hill and you're riding and riding all of a sudden you you hear a squeak squeak squeak squeak like whatever noise that's going to make and you're like my bottom bracket is making noise look this goes for BBInfinite bottom bracket - any bottom brackets when something like that happens, we need to look for other causes. First, let me show you a leading cause right here not going to beat up on Crank Brothers but come on in here let's bring the let's bring the audio in here and here's a set of Crank Brothers pedals. I'm just squeezing this with my hands see what I'm doing here I'm just spreading these apart- this is with my hand strength okay - this is- I'm not the Hulk either - when you have a shoe in here with a cleat, it's snapped into there and as you're pedaling and your foot's coming around, the cleat is doing this- the pedal's staying like this the cleat is doing this and what it's doing is it's going to as it's moving it's going to scissor open these right here as your foot is coming around it's going to go and it's going to sound like you got to squeak okay one of the first things you would ever want to do when diagnosing a squeak is take these pedals off put a pair of flat pedals on and ride the bike in a pair of tennis shoes because as I just demonstrated this is a relatively new set of pedals source of creaking right there
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