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Offline SantaCruzRider

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Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« on: February 05, 2020, 04:55:06 pm »
I have a pair of Tourmaster waterproof riding boots that after just 3 years and maybe only 30K miles have developed a squeak. At first I thought it was just my pants rubbing on the boots when I walked, but that ain't it and now it's coming from each boot with every step. Wouldn't bother me if it was just when I was messing around on the weekends, but walking into the office has become a bit of spectacle!! I may have to start signing out loud just to cover the squeak -- and I suspect some folks already think I'm odd, so I hate to take that step (get it...?).

Anyone else had this problem? Will some WD40 fix it?   :))
« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 06:47:29 pm by SantaCruzRider »
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2020, 08:30:45 pm »
Try mink oil. Saddle soap, then oil with mink oil (from a hiking store). It'll help with your waterproofing, too.  Or just go catch a mink.   :))
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2020, 09:21:24 pm »
I use my ankle hinged mx boots when on my 701, i sound like a rusty swingset walking in them. I use silicone spray lube to silence them.
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 02:29:09 am »
 :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 02:49:37 am »
I actually enjoy the attention my creaking leather, often rain moistened makes as I walk into work or a restaurant/hotel. Then the cacophony of sound as the multitude of Velcro restraints are loosed at various closures of the garments accentuated by a large-toothed YKK zipper serenade.

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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 03:53:23 am »
Great question!! My problem is hair as I attend many meetings where hair is an issue after riding to them?! I have no plans on not riding so don't worry. When I ride to work and walk into the "office" I have made manny decisions depending on location, weather, protection needed, clothes required etc. If you have squeaky boots try to figure out/isolate where the sound is originating from and we can better help.......
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 04:31:45 am »
Great question!! My problem is hair as I attend many meetings where hair is an issue after riding to them?! I have no plans on not riding so don't worry. When I ride to work and walk into the "office" I have made manny decisions depending on location, weather, protection needed, clothes required etc. If you have squeaky boots try to figure out/isolate where the sound is originating from and we can better help.......
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 08:24:16 pm »
Well I wouldn’t know it if I did squeak. No help hear! Pun Intended!

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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 11:10:24 pm »
Can’t say that I squeak, but I do sometimes “toot” when I walk!  :))
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Re: Embarrassing personal question: Do you squeak when you walk?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 11:41:46 pm »
If they are that Cortech material then the mink oil and stuff wont do much . Maybe a different insole insert might help . Those can get squeeky after some wear .
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