Thought I had dreaded bottom bracket creaking and it turned out to be a screw…

New gravel bike is aluminum with press fit (I think) BB… did a ride recently that included 8 miles of straight bumpies on hard dirt.

On the next ride I noticed serious creaking any time real power was put into the cranks such as climbing, every single pedal stroke.

I don’t have the tool to take off or tighten BB, but I took the cranks off and cleaned/greased everything in case it would help. It did not.

Then I noticed there’s a screw that holds on the cable guides under the bottom bracket. It turned out to be pretty loose and I tightened it… creaking sound went away. Anybody else ever run into this one?

Threadlock on the screw, perhaps?

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