Many's the cyclist who has been driven to distraction by a super-irritating creak or squeak emanating somewhere from their bike. On a long ride it can turn in to torture partiucularly because it can be frustratingly hard to figure out which bit of the bike is actually making it – often the sound isn't coming from where you think it is.
In the sixth of our cycle maintenance videos Cycle Surgery chief mechanic, Andrew Brown talks us through how to track down many of the most common causes of these uncalled for creaks and squeaks and most importantly shows you how to fix them once found.
The whole series of our bike maintenance videos is available now on Youtube to help you get to grips with the essentials of keeping your bike running efficiently all year round.
How to Clean and Lube Your Bike for Maximum Cycling Efficiency
How to Get the Best from Your Bike's Brakes
How to Keep Your Bike's Wheels Round, Tight and True
How to Adjust Your Bike's Gears for Maximum Shifting Performance
How to Choose the Right Gear Ratios for You and Your Bike
How to Cure Your Bike's Creaks and Squeaks
How to Choose and Set Up the Right Tyres for Your Bike
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.