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Postby poohbear » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:09 pm

Hey guys,

noticed my commuting bike (hybrid) starting having squeaky sounds when i'm going uphill levering the force onto the handles, i can reproduce the noise if i force the handlebar in opposing directions.
the noise i think comes from the centre point..

what problem could this be? should it be checked out?
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by BNA » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:38 pm

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Re: squeaky handlebar

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:38 pm

Hmmm. Remove bar, inspect for cracks, bending or dents. If clear, clean and lightly grease the area clamped by the stem. Reinstall the bar, evenly torquing the clamp bolts ensuring the faceplate is mounted evenly. Test.
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Re: squeaky handlebar

Postby JustJames » Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:26 pm

poohbear wrote:Hey guys,

noticed my commuting bike (hybrid) starting having squeaky sounds when i'm going uphill levering the force onto the handles, i can reproduce the noise if i force the handlebar in opposing directions.
the noise i think comes from the centre point..

what problem could this be? should it be checked out?


Given your username, combined with the timing of the noise, I have to ask:

Are you sure that the squeaking noise is coming from in front of you and not from behind you? 8)
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Re: squeaky handlebar

Postby poohbear » Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:32 pm

JustJames wrote:
poohbear wrote:Hey guys,

noticed my commuting bike (hybrid) starting having squeaky sounds when i'm going uphill levering the force onto the handles, i can reproduce the noise if i force the handlebar in opposing directions.
the noise i think comes from the centre point..

what problem could this be? should it be checked out?


Given your username, combined with the timing of the noise, I have to ask:

Are you sure that the squeaking noise is coming from in front of you and not from behind you? 8)


LOL.
no. not coming from me....
and i'm pretty small in size...
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Re: squeaky handlebar

Postby Pottsy » Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:27 pm

If its a stem that you can adjust the angle on, grease those contact points
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