Bicycle Mechanics - Noise from the BB area
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OK, this is driving me insane. On my Trek 7300, I have a lot of racket in what I think is the BB area. It happens on each turn of the right pedal when it reaches the most forward position. I pulled the BB and repacked it with fresh grease, BB is in good shape. Now is where the weird part comes in. The noise only happens when I am leaning forward on my handle bars. If I sit straight up, I no longer have the noise.
I checked for loose handle bars, bb, pedals, crank arms, chain, chain hitting the FD and for anything being loose, cracked or damaged and I can find nothing. This noise is driving me nuts.
10-18-07, 06:36 PM
Nope, saddle seem good and post as well. Is it possible I might be leaning to much on the bars and it could be causing too much stress on the front of the frame?
10-19-07, 12:38 AM
you did regrease the inside of the bb shell too right? or is that what you ment in the first place
10-19-07, 07:58 AM
Have you greased your stem and the interface between clamp and bar, tightening both? Is your headset loose?
10-19-07, 08:29 AM
You many find the following links helpful in tracking it down:
It's usually just a matter of patiently removing, cleaning,
re-lubricating, and re-torquing fasteners until it quiets down.
I check all that and made sure everything was lube, but it might just be time to let another set of eyes take a look. Like having a final checker for my bike. Thanks.
10-19-07, 06:56 PM
I'm not sure but if you change the rear wheel I will bet your noise go's away. I think your rear hub needs service. I had the same problem, screwed around with the bottom bracket forever with no result. Try it!
New wheels, they are silent.
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