clik.click........click............click.click..........click

clik.click........click............click.click..........click

Post by Argun Tekan » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00


clik.click........click............click.click..........click

is what my (I think the crank) sounds like.
the clicks come at each full pedal rotation. Once a double click, the next
time a single click.
Driving me nuts, and I can't seem to locate where it is coming from.
Only happens when I am pedaling, and not when I am looking at it and turning
with my hand, so weight seems to be a factor.

Anybody heard this before??

Thanks
Argun

 
 
 

clik.click........click............click.click..........click

Post by The Claw Maste » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

This happened to me and it ended up being a loose bottom bracket.  I have a
sealed cartridge type so I just bought the special Park tool and tightened
it up and it works like a charm.

Brett

 
 
 

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Post by Argun Tekan » Wed, 03 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>If the crank hasn't been kept tight or some grease has been left on the bb
axel
>then you can also have clicking.

That might be it. I recently did a lube job, and I was wondering if I
overdid it, looking at the puddle on the ground.
Will try cleaning the BB

thanks.
Argun

 
 
 

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Post by Steve Ln » Thu, 04 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I am one of the few free wheel users left but a worn free wheel will do it to.
I dont remember if the frequency was related to the crank or to the freewheel.
I don't know if the problem applies to the free hub.

If the crank hasn't been kept tight or some grease has been left on the bb axel
then you can also have clicking.  If you remove the crank arms and clean with a
grease removing solvent, [I use environmentally unfriendly kerosene] wipe dry
and replace the crank arms you have probably solved the problem.  If you have
already done this.  Then the crank may have become loosened at one time and
under torque the facing can be come distorted.  I have bought a used crank with
this problem and fixed it with a thin brass shim cut like a small cross with a
hole in the middle for the crank bolt.  this will form in between the not so
matched facing and the axel an should end the click.
it will also cause the crank to sit our maybe a mm further than before.  the
problem could be on either arm but I doubt on both.

hope this helps.


 
 
 

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Post by Dr. R.D.C. Saunde » Thu, 04 Jun 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
>>If the crank hasn't been kept tight or some grease has been left on the bb
> axel
>>then you can also have clicking.

> That might be it. I recently did a lube job, and I was wondering if I
> overdid it, looking at the puddle on the ground.
> Will try cleaning the BB

> thanks.
> Argun>

I have recently had a very similar clicking from my BB/chainset area.  Replaced the bottom bracket, tightened the crank bolts and chainring bolts.  Clickjing still there.  Turned out to be the pedal.  Removed, and refitted the pedal.  Clicking has now gone!  Pity I didn't try that before replacing the BB, but I suppose I now have a spare!

Robert

 
 
 

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Post by Ian Web » Sat, 06 Jun 1998 04:00:00

You say it happens with each pedal rotation?  Don't rule out a source a
little closer to your ears.  Yes, it could be your bb or crank bolts or
pedal spindle...and it could just as well be your seatpost or even a
lose seat binder bolt.  Tighten everything just under your saddle and
see it that helps, too.  I know from experience.  I was hearing a
similar noise and drove myself crazy trying to locate it in my bb area.
seems that it was a loose seatpost binder bolt.  

Ian

Quote:

> clik.click........click............click.click..........click

> is what my (I think the crank) sounds like.
> the clicks come at each full pedal rotation. Once a double click, the next
> time a single click.
> Driving me nuts, and I can't seem to locate where it is coming from.
> Only happens when I am pedaling, and not when I am looking at it and turning
> with my hand, so weight seems to be a factor.

> Anybody heard this before??

> Thanks
> Argun

--

Ian Webb

 
 
 

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Post by Argun Tekan » Sun, 07 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>You say it happens with each pedal rotation?  Don't rule out a source a
>little closer to your ears.  Yes, it could be your bb or crank bolts or
>pedal spindle...and it could just as well be your seatpost or even a
>lose seat binder bolt.

Good thinking. I still couldn't get rid of the sound. And just today, I
found out that changing the angle of my feet on the pedal (laterally) makes
the difference between the double and single clicks. If I turn my toes
outwards, its a double click. And it is definitely happening on the
left-foot down stroke. I was going to take the pedals out and clean the
moving parts, but I will check the seat too.

Argun

 
 
 

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Post by mark parson » Mon, 08 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> >You say it happens with each pedal rotation?  Don't rule out a source a
> >little closer to your ears.  Yes, it could be your bb or crank bolts or
> >pedal spindle...and it could just as well be your seatpost or even a
> >lose seat binder bolt.

> Good thinking. I still couldn't get rid of the sound. And just today, I
> found out that changing the angle of my feet on the pedal (laterally) makes
> the difference between the double and single clicks. If I turn my toes
> outwards, its a double click. And it is definitely happening on the
> left-foot down stroke. I was going to take the pedals out and clean the
> moving parts, but I will check the seat too.

> Argun

check all chainring bolts...solved my week long torture !

mark

 
 
 

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Post by dtwav » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Sounds like your bottom bracket is loose or worn.

Quote:

>You say it happens with each pedal rotation?  Don't rule out a source a
>little closer to your ears.  Yes, it could be your bb or crank bolts or
>pedal spindle...and it could just as well be your seatpost or even a
>lose seat binder bolt.  Tighten everything just under your saddle and
>see it that helps, too.  I know from experience.  I was hearing a
>similar noise and drove myself crazy trying to locate it in my bb area.
>seems that it was a loose seatpost binder bolt.

>Ian


>> clik.click........click............click.click..........click

>> is what my (I think the crank) sounds like.
>> the clicks come at each full pedal rotation. Once a double click, the
next
>> time a single click.
>> Driving me nuts, and I can't seem to locate where it is coming from.
>> Only happens when I am pedaling, and not when I am looking at it and
turning
>> with my hand, so weight seems to be a factor.

>> Anybody heard this before??

>> Thanks
>> Argun

>--

>Ian Webb


 
 
 

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Post by Jazmillion Classi » Wed, 10 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>clik.click........click............click.click..........click

>is what my (I think the crank) sounds like.
>the clicks come at each full pedal rotation. Once a double click, the next
>time a single click.

I had this problem once after I fell twice in the same stream crossing.
The next day I went for a ride I keep hearing this "click-click" sound.
After some thought and trial & error I found that a little lube on the bb
spindle and or in the crank holes prior to mounting and tightening the
cranks solved the problem for me.

Hope this helps.
Jaz

 
 
 

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Post by Jazmillion Classi » Fri, 12 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:



>> >clik.click........click............click.click..........click

>> >is what my (I think the crank) sounds like.
>> >the clicks come at each full pedal rotation. Once a double click, the
next
>> >time a single click.

>> I had this problem once after I fell twice in the same stream crossing.
>> The next day I went for a ride I keep hearing this "click-click" sound.
>> After some thought and trial & error I found that a little lube on the bb
>> spindle and or in the crank holes prior to mounting and tightening the
>> cranks solved the problem for me.

>> Hope this helps.
>> Jaz

>Try tightening your pedal, too...

Add a little lube to the pedal threads too while you are at it that could
help.