Re: creek/vibration

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"brianW" wrote

Noticed a creek/vibration while pedalling yesterday. Did not notice any loose parts etc. Seemed to come from the drive train (single speed rigid) After a bit I noticed it came every third rotation of the crank. Did place a lot of lube on it last night. Will clean the drive train good tonight. Thinking a stiff link in the chain. What do you think?

Check your chain tension make sure it is not too tight. I get that on my fixed gear whenever I change the tire or rear cog and I get a little over zealous on aligning the rear tire you should have a bit of slack in the chain. If that is good check that your crank arms are tightened to spec if that is good check your bottom bracket might need servicing.

Good luck