Giant rapid 1 squeak

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Fraz101
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Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby Fraz101 » 5 Sep 2018, 6:29pm

So my bike (which is virtually brand new) has developed a rather annoying squeak from the front fork when turning

https://youtu.be/5QCCiJ08VxY

I’ve tried spraying where the frame and fork meets with lube but no joy??

Anyone advise what to do?

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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby peetee » 5 Sep 2018, 6:37pm

It's probably the cables rubbing against the frame or each other. Lubricate the interfaces with a bit of vaseline.
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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby Fraz101 » 5 Sep 2018, 6:50pm

peetee wrote:It's probably the cables rubbing against the frame or each other. Lubricate the interfaces with a bit of vaseline.


Definitely not the cables

I’ve moved them and it’s still there. Sounds as though it’s inside the fork tube?

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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby Fraz101 » 5 Sep 2018, 7:02pm

Figured out it was from here

Sprayed with lube and it’s gone!
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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby cycleruk » 5 Sep 2018, 7:25pm

Would recommend stripping and making sure that there is enough clearance in the cup. Also check that there is grease in the bearings.
Is there any play in the headset?
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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby Fraz101 » 5 Sep 2018, 7:43pm

cycleruk wrote:Would recommend stripping and making sure that there is enough clearance in the cup. Also check that there is grease in the bearings.
Is there any play in the headset?
Parktool video:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4iddLaL8I

There’s no play. Like I say the bike has done about 400miles from new and is 2 years old

Any idea how I go about stripping that headset?

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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby cycleruk » 5 Sep 2018, 7:57pm

Fraz101 wrote:
cycleruk wrote:Would recommend stripping and making sure that there is enough clearance in the cup. Also check that there is grease in the bearings.
Is there any play in the headset?
Parktool video:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM4iddLaL8I

There’s no play. Like I say the bike has done about 400miles from new and is 2 years old

Any idea how I go about stripping that headset?


You have an "Ahead" headset.
Utube and Parktool have videos similar to this:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pARonM0tFpM
I would be careful though if letting the fork suspend on the cables as this lad does.
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Re: Giant rapid 1 squeak

Postby peetee » 5 Sep 2018, 9:55pm

Don't suspend it on the cables. Tie the wheel to the down tube so it doesn't drop. And check the anti squeek lube hasn't got into the steerer bearings.
Winter had arrived in the land of Kernow. Along with it came wet roads and cool winds.
“Oh, my wheels and coupling rods!” Peetee exclaimed.