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    Crash Test Dummy rickhigbee's Avatar
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    Name that noise...

    Sounds like a bird chirping, very high pitched but not really loud. In fact, for a while I thiught it WAS a bird chirping until I realised I was still hearing it 5 miles later. It only makes the noise when pedaling, not coasting. No brake rubs, shoe or pedal problems. Ideas?
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    I do kind of suspect that many people on here read and look at their bicycle more than they ride, though, otherwise they couldn't possibly offer the advice they do with a straight face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickhigbee View Post
    Sounds like a bird chirping, very high pitched but not really loud. In fact, for a while I thiught it WAS a bird chirping until I realised I was still hearing it 5 miles later. It only makes the noise when pedaling, not coasting. No brake rubs, shoe or pedal problems. Ideas?
    Derailleur pulleys squeaking.

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    Bottom bracket cups if it happens more when your really cranking... grease your saddle rails too.

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    hub seal

    when I first got my bike, my hub seal squeaked, I am guessing that it is.
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    Does it happen every few crank revs? Or, maybe every other rev? Tight link going thru the pulleys.

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    Does it continue when you pedal while standing?

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    +1 on derailleur pulleys. Lube and enjoy the silence.
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