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#1
My crank creaks - what can I do about it? any ideas very welcome

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#2
Could be dry pedal threads. Try removing them and then put a little grease on the threads before re-installing.

http://bicycletutor.com/replace-pedals/
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#3
Thanks - I will view
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#4
Alex,
This is only a question I have in mind. Would it hurt to put a drop or two of Triflow or the same at the top to reach the inner working of the pedal while it is off if it has resistance?

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Bill
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#5
I'm not sure tri-flow can penetrate pedal threads that are installed. Better to unthread them and use grease on the threads.
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(11-28-2009, 06:17 PM)Alex Ramon Wrote:  I'm not sure tri-flow can penetrate pedal threads that are installed. Better to unthread them and use grease on the threads.

Ok my bad. I didn't explain my question too well lol. Per se the pedal is unthreaded from the crank already. Before I apply grease to the threaded part of the pedal is it a good idea to put anything (grease or oil) in the points pictured below.
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#7
Oh ok sorry. Yes you could drop some triflow into those places (nice diagram). It'll loosen things up for sure, but you'd likely have to re-apply often as tri-flow is pretty thin.

The better solution (but more work) would be to take the pedal completely apart and re-grease the pedal bearings like you would a wheel hub.
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#8
Ok, the later maybe more work but worth it. Thanks for the compliment on the diagram and help.
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