Monday 20 July 2015

Squeaky Brompton Suspension Block

Despite greasing the bolt on my suspension block, after a few days I seem to have the tell tale squeak that informs those in the know that more grease is required. At least I hope that is what it is?

The only grease I have used is Park Tools and after putting it out there that I have suffered from this problem, I have received lots of advice from those better informed that me pointing me in the direction of alternative products.

The squeaking of the suspension block is something I have had on all Brompton bikes I have owned. I have always had the firm version and despite greasing, after a few days it seems to come back. I really don't know what I am doing wrong?

Have you suffered this problem? Was it something other than the suspension block needing some grease? Is there a knack to applying grease in certain areas? Any advice would be appreciated so if you are one of those people in the know, please consider leaving a comment.


  1. Doug Polignano20 July 2015 at 21:15

    I thought I had a squeaky suspension block, but it turned out to be my saddle. The saddle rail clamp needed to be tightened a bit. You could give that a try. It was hard to figure out it was the saddle because of how close the saddle is to the suspension block.

    1. Doug, regarding your question about the Brompfication seat post. Fitting the clamp is pretty easy once all is in front of you and there have been no issues whatsoever. It's a brilliant product. Weight saving is excellent but it's the extra shock absorption that is the biggest draw.

  2. Good Luck, Mr. O! I will follow comments on this particular post, so I know what to do, if I ever run into this.
    Have a Great Week!!
    Peace :)

  3. Doug Polignano28 July 2015 at 21:12

    Hey Mr. O. Found this article on creaking - try squirting some lube around the washers where the rear triangle is bolted into the frame.

    1. Many thanks Doug. I thought that the rear triangle was something to totally leave alone? Perhaps other can comment on this one too.


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