A squeaky mountain bike might be no big deal to some riders, while for others even the faintest whisper is like fingernails on a chalkboard. Finding and fixing mountain bike squeaks and creaks can be difficult, and at times maddening, which is probably why some riders choose to simply ignore them and ride on. But veteran riders know if a part is making noise, that can be an indication of more serious trouble to come.
Besides, a silent bike ride through the forest is pretty much as close to heaven as humans can get on earth.
Do you have a good procedure for tracking down (and silencing) phantom bike noises? Share your tips in the comments!