Hybrid Bicycles - Clicking sound from the front of the bike.
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Hey guys I have a Giant Rapid bike(flat bar road bike) and I hear a clicking sound from the front of the bike when I am on it. It only clicks when I pedal the bike, I think. Its not loud or anything but, is that a normal sound to expect. I don't hear it all the time but I wonder if its my clip on shoes when attached to the pedal. Could it be the front breaks? When I spin the front wheel its smooth and I can easily turn the bike handle left and right with out noise and it turns smooth. So what gives? It doesn't happen all the time and when I stop pedaling the noise stops. This bike is last years model. I took it to the bike shop and they couldn't find anything wrong. Anybody have experience with this?
05-01-11, 07:43 PM
It's possibly your bottom bracket thats just my guess its hard to be sure without seeing it.
Do you know what type it is e.g. outboard bearing cup, ISIS, square taper. You would need to pull it all apart and relube everything put it back together tightly.
If its ISIS then just replace it. Even if everything looks and feels good they can still click but its worth a try.
05-01-11, 10:25 PM
By now you've probably found the problem
If not or for anyone else with the "what the hell is it" problem.
If you have the smooth threadless valve stems on your wheels, try slipping a piece of shrink fit over the stem and down beyond the rim.
See if the click click click stops
Yep..had it happen on my Motobecane IF and it drove me (and the LBS) nuts till another rider showed me the cause and the cure.
Had a dry bearing in a pedal that sounded like it was farther forward
than it really was.
05-02-11, 07:57 AM
...If you have the smooth threadless valve stems on your wheels, try slipping a piece of shrink fit over the stem and down beyond the rim...
I use blutack. Looks ugly but works.
Also the problem could be your skewers. I find that the exposed cam style can have creaking, if not tight enough. I and some of my friends have found it a problem with ti exposed cam skewers. I can't explain the relevence, if any at all, but a few of us have noticed this.
Also I recently had a noise which proved to be a loose BB as mentioned above by jbchybridrider.
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