Uh … Epic Fail.
I was having some major creaking issues with my bike starting Wed night on my way home from work. I couldn’t quite figure it out, and I figured it was coming from the bottom bracket area.
So I removed the BB, greased it back up, torqued it down, reinstalled the arms.
I then realized what happened, took a photo, and put them on properly.
Still creaking. Mark “Torque Wrench” Lisch from the shop told me to check my chainring bolts. Before I did that I removed the BB again, put it all back together … and still creaked.
Turns out, it was my crank bolts to begin with. Tightened them up, and my bike is quiet.
Note to self: Always listen to the mechanic with 18 years experience.