Here's another BB noise problem - but with a twist. Everytime the pedal revolves with the right pedal about 2 o'clock there is a ticking noise. I'm a masher and it is much less noticible when spinning.
BUT... if I take my right hand off the handlebars, the ticking stops entirely. Comes back the minute I grab the bars. Doesn't matter if I'm in the drops or up top.
Had the bike at the LBS and the mechanic worked on it for over two hours - tightened everything, seat/seat post, checked the headset, removed the BB and checked it, tried a different set of pedals, checked the spokes, cables, etc. Re-greased/oiled everthing. The ticking came back on the first ride after all that work. In fairness to the mechanic, I just discovered today that taking my hand off the bar stopped the noise.
Anyone have any ideas of where to look based upon the above? It's about an 80 mile drive to the LBS and I really don't want to have to go back down there if it is something I can fix.