My bike has started to develop a dreaded creak. This mainly occurs when I take off and usually stops when I have enough momentum. I've pulled the bottom bracket out degreased and re greased. Greased crank bolts and pedals.
I've tightened the cassette lock ring and it did stop for a little while. So I'm thinking of pulling of the cassette, greasing all contact points i.e. spacers and lock ring.
By the way it's a Sram apex cassette 11-23.
If this doesn't work, would it be worth getting a Shimano cassette ?
My current Sram cassette has creaking in 1 gear only. Unfortunately that cog is the 25 , the only I use when it's at it's most annoying, when I'm climbing and not in the mood for that sort of distraction