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First of all, and this is not a gig just advice to all who read it, questions about chains, deraileurs, cogs, and bottom brackets should be posted under Bicycle Mechanics. There are plenty of very knowledgable people (ie, not me
) who can help. Joe will probably move these posts when he sees them.
Clicking from the bottom bracket, or apparently the bottom bracket, can drive you crazy because it can be caused by so many things, some not even close to the bb though it sounds that way. First, I guess, you can check the bb itself. If it is the older cup and cone type as opposed to the newer cartridge bearing type, it may need to be cleaned, regreased and adjusted.
Just a couple of weeks ago mine suddenly started making a noise just as I left the office on my way home. I stopped at my LBS (which I originally picked a couple of years ago precisely because it is on my way home. One of my better decisions.). Within minutes my favorite wrench had pulled the bb completely out, cleaned it thoroughly, repacked the bearings and replaced everything. Problem solved. Normally I do such things myself, but a lot of times when things happen between the office and the LBS I just let them do it if they can do it then. That way I don't have to let something go until the weekend when I may or may not snatch the time to do it myself.
If it ain't broke, mess with it anyway!