Bicycle Mechanics - Noise I can't identify
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02-22-06, 06:43 PM
While on a road ride on my Trek 4300 (with slicks) I noticed a noise that increased in frequency as my pedaling increased. It appeared to be coming from the rear wheel, but I can't be positive. After I got home from the ride, I turned my bike over and checked the brake alignment, and it appeared to be fine, not rubbing the rim at all. Just for good measure, I centered both front and back brakes precisely. I checked for loose spokes, but could not find any, and I pedaled and watched the wheel pass through the brakes; no touching at all. They seemed true, however when I got back on the bike for another ride, I heard the same exact noise that increased with my pedaling intensity. To say the least, this is frustrating. Does anyone know what this might be?
02-22-06, 07:31 PM
Just a hunch... check the end of the front derailer cable. I had mine get flipped around so that it was just brushing the crank as I pedaled. Was driving me crazy. Second thing could be a creak from the Bottom Bracket. Could be the crank has loosened slightly.
02-22-06, 07:41 PM
I had the same thing ... a clicking noise that kept pace with my pedaling. It turned out that my kickstand had come loose and hit the crank arm with each rotation.
02-22-06, 07:44 PM
Watch the chain pass through the rear derailer. Might have a siezed up link, especially if you feel any skipping with each click.
Sometime my shoelaces will hit the cranks causing a little noise. Pisses me off when I put it in the stand, everything looks fine, go for a ride and it there is is again :)
02-23-06, 10:47 AM
my strange noise was the seat rails. a little dab of wd-40===== blessed quiet.
02-23-06, 11:11 AM
Sometime my shoelaces will hit the cranks causing a little noise. Pisses me off when I put it in the stand, everything looks fine, go for a ride and it there is is again
LOL! This is my bane, too!
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