So - did a search and saw the old thread regarding the creaking issues that the Howitzer/Holzfeller interface had - but that was when the cranks first hit the market... Normally I'd make some calls, but I wanted to hear what you guys have to say - Anyone have any long-term experiences on these cranks? I'm looking for riders who are pretty fast but rough on equipment. Do the creaking issues still persist? Does the hardware come loose frequently? (more than 3 times a month to the point where it's noticeable) Might pick up a pair of 83mm / 165mm OCT's for racing this season - just wondering.