Pedal crankset axle squeak

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Pedal crankset axle squeak
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Posted: Jan 17, 2022 at 11:52 Quote
It's making a light squeaking noise when I pedal. Not sure i want to take that apart, but maybe I should. It does not have excessive free play. it is NOT the pedals. It just started a few weeks ago, but maybe I could not hear it previously.

This bike is OLD. 1950s or 60s. When I found it in 2013 it was laying in someone's backyard missing wheels and seat. Handle bars are slightly too low, but cant break loose that adjusting bolt. It sat in my garage for several years until I found a seat and wheels/tires. Then I started riding it weekly, about 7 miles a week.

Im thinking for now just wait and see, but if it starts making more noise or the axle free play increases, I should try and take it apart.

I really like this old bike and the longer it lasts the better.

Yes the seat looks bad, but that width is great for me. Basket I added for carrying home large watermelon.

Im hoping it wont catastrophically fail during one of my trips.

Posted: Jan 19, 2022 at 1:43 Quote
That could honestly be anything, without some video it'll be hard to diagnose successfully online. Try taking it to your local bike shop, I'm sure they'll figure it out in person much quicker than we can on here

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