So on Tuesday’s longer Bicycle ride over towards the Mourne Mountains I was aware of an annoying creaking sound coming from the drivetrain area somewhere. This Morning I pulled the non-driveside crank arm off, cleaned it and the bearings and regreased it all then refitted and torqued it all down to the correct torque setting. One of the two bolts on the crank arm had two washers and the other had none so I assumed that was the source of the creaking.
A short spin outside very quickly revealed that the annoying creak was still there and if anything was getting worse! Back to the work-stand again. Two of the chain ring bolts were not torqued up as tightly as the others so hopefully torquing these up tight will finally eradicate the creak, creak, creak.