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    I had my KH24 out on it's 5th ride today, halfway through the left crank
    started to creak. I stopped to make sure that everything was tight - it
    was - but the creaking continued. It is not unlike the creak from a
    profile crank. Has anyone else had this problem? Is it a problem? Is
    this something endemic to splined cranks? Is there anything I should do
    to check the crank and axle?

    John Hooten

  • #2
    i bet it's not the cranks, i bet it's the spokes. chances are, the spokes are loose.

    it would sound like the crank, because you'd get the creak with each power stroke

    i don't know if this is recommended, but what i do in this situation, is turn every spoke 1/4 turn tighter. (still creaking, try an 1/8 turn, and so on) it solves it, but may do something bad to the tension (although I've never noticed anything bad)

    Check for very loose spokes first, of course.
    Last edited by Sofa; 2003-02-15, 01:58 AM.
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    • #3
      Re: KH24 creaking

      John Hooten wrote:

      > I had my KH24 out on it's 5th ride today, halfway through the left crank
      > started to creak.

      Greetings John,

      Frank A. addressed this issue in his review of of the KH24. He used some
      'anti-seize' on the cranks to resolve the issue. I posted earlier to
      find out what brand was used because I have KH24 on the way and I want
      it to hum like a well oiled machine.

      I would ike to hear your opinion of the KH24 if you some time.




      • #4
        Re: KH24 creaking

        Sorry, I rushed my typing...

        > I would like to hear your opinion of the KH24 if you have some time.



        • #5
          Good for you to be getting a KH24 Jason. You will have fun with your new MUni for sure!

          "If you have no goals, you can accomplish almost anything!" Slugbath


          • #6
            My DM has a similar splined hub and crank design as the KH. I found it was important to grease up the spline and grease up the threads on the pinch bolt on the crank. The KH also has a bolt at the end of the axle, make sure the threads on that bolt are also greased or anti-seized. Then tighten everything down. Grease or anti-seize on all of the threads will allow you to get things much tighter and will hopefully get rid of the squeaking.
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