Squiking/grinding nose.

Post your questions about bike maintenance, bike problems, kit issues, goggle issues – anything to do with the kit you have which isn’t quite going to plan and you’re looking for an answer why.

Squiking/grinding nose.

Postby Worrying Will » 05 Oct 2015 06:53

Beauty has got a massive squeak/ grinding from the front mech when I put any form of power down. The chain seems to have stretched a lot could this course it.

On a secondary matter how much sideways movement should be on your wheel. I seem to e getting a lot of play at the moment and a grinding feel when you spin it.

Sent from my C5303 using Tapatalk
Thinks to much about it all
User avatar
Worrying Will
Posts: 2372
Joined: 10 Apr 2011 17:01
Location: South Derbyshire

Re: Squiking/grinding nose.

Postby jonathon.e » 05 Oct 2015 07:17

Is the chain touching the front mech ? the mech may be slightly bent and if the 53/39 is slightly bent as well it may just catching during some of its rotation.

As for the front wheel, as the bearings wear out a small amount of play becomes apparent, if you get grit in the housing the wear increases and noise becomes apparent. Some play is tolerable but when the play is visible and you look like you are riding a jelly maybe get the bearings changed.
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
User avatar
Posts: 3450
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 19:49
Blog: View Blog (17)

Re: Squiking/grinding nose.

Postby Bendy Ben » 05 Oct 2015 07:34

And get a chain checker to confirm your chains life

A few £

Changing a chain early saves your cassette - they say you get three chain wear to one cassette
User avatar
Bendy Ben
Posts: 9791
Joined: 05 Jan 2010 16:23
Location: Surrey
Blog: View Blog (3)

Re: Squiking/grinding nose.

Postby Kevy427 » 05 Oct 2015 09:35

Pop the wheel out and spin it in your fingers; you should feel any play or grinding. If it's grinding then simply pop in some new bearings as water may've penetrated the seal. Common size and available on a well known interweb auction site for not too much money at all

Squeaking from the front mech; have you lubricated everything that moves including the pedal spindles? If they're dry then that can be a common cause of squeaking, or there could possibly be a mouse in your shoe?
Pedalling between cake shops
User avatar
Posts: 4283
Joined: 06 Nov 2010 18:39
Location: The Principality of Pagham

Return to Technical FAQ

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests