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Old 08-18-08, 06:57 PM   #1
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Loud clicking coming from the crank when I pedal.

Basically, whenever I give good power, I hear the click when each foot pushes. Would it be some kind of alignment issue with the chain or derailer or something? Something loose? The bike's about a month old and this isn't a big problem. It's just annoying and It'll probably end up getting worse...maybe
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I just had a similar issue, I brought it to my LBS and they fixed it by tightening the crank's bolts
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I just had a similar issue, I brought it to my LBS and they fixed it by tightening the crank's bolts
Probably what I'll have to do, since I have none of the right tools for bicycles
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My bike is a Giant FCR3, btw. Not sure if there's some sort of issue I should know about. I quite like the bike. And this is the only problem with it.
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Take it back to your LBS and have them fix the problem, it is probably either loose crank arms or loose bottom bracket cups.
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Old 08-18-08, 07:35 PM   #6
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Unfortunately clicks could be any one of 1000 different things. There are a bunch of threads on the topic. Easiest thing to do is to get the LBS to deal, as they're not fun to track down.
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Probably what I'll have to do, since I have none of the right tools for bicycles
Get yourself around to one of the local discount tool stores be it a Walmart, some auto supply place or wherever. Buy a set of metric wrenches that goes from 8 to 17 mm. Then pick up a set of metric allen keys. There, now you have your bike specific toolkit 90% completed and I'd be suprised if it costs you more than a $20 bill.
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Old 08-18-08, 08:31 PM   #8
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The bike's about a month old and this isn't a big problem.
Big problem or not, it would annoy the heck out of me. I mean the embarrasement factor alone.....
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I had a steady click coming on every revolution. It happened to be my derailer cable was bent outwords and hitting the crank every revolution...duh.
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