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Offline zookfax

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Fix Creaking Coming from Back Wheel?
« on: August 29, 2015, 02:34:21 AM »
Hello,

Last night, halfway through some riding, my bike started creaking each time I pedaled.  I believe the sound is coming from somewhere near my rear wheel.  The sound does not occur when coasting or pedaling backwards.  I have always enjoyed how quiet riding on a free coaster is, so this is rather irritating.

My knowledge about bike maintenance and parts is quite limited.  I am riding a 2008 DK Signal that I have had for about 7 years.  Regrettably, I can almost assure you that I have not properly maintained it.  Any advice on how to troubleshoot this is greatly appreciated.

Apologies if this was posted in the wrong forum.

Zookfax

Offline bmxelement90

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Re: Fix Creaking Coming from Back Wheel?
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 03:37:26 PM »
You might have loose spokes.

Offline out~riding

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Re: Fix Creaking Coming from Back Wheel?
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 05:47:41 PM »
check your spoke tension and your chain

Offline zookfax

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Re: Fix Creaking Coming from Back Wheel?
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 09:53:20 PM »
Thanks for the reply! May I ask how to check the chain?  Am I supposed to check for tension?

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Re: Fix Creaking Coming from Back Wheel?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2015, 12:30:51 PM »
if it's still the original chain, it's probably worn, you might as well get a new chain.