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How do I stop the squeaking noise when pedaling the bike or using the elliptical option? I've tried lubrication. Only getting worse.

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Have you lubricated all moving parts. Wheel bearings Chain and sprockets? Are there fenders if so are they a little loose?. Anything that is loose will vibrate and make a noise. Even dry pedals will make a noise. Crank also.Just a thought.

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