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Old 10-11-08, 03:59 PM   #1
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pedals (eggbeaters) seem to be clicking

Hey there - last night I noticed an odd new clicking noise. I'd hear a click I think whenever my legs were vertical - so at the bottom and top of each stroke. Anyways - I first thought it was coming from my drivetrain - but listening more closely I decided it was my pedals.

I have crank brothers eggbeater SL pedals. Probably 1K miles or so on em. Is this normal and I've just never noticed it before? I'm hyper sensitive to any noises on my bike because I just did a major overhaul of it so it's very possible it's always been making that noise.
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check for any play between the inner ring and outer ring of the pedal bindings.
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hmmmm might be alot of things....

change the pedals and see if it still does it. if it does it might be the bottom bracket
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I recently overhauled my CandyCs after a thousand miles. They were also clicking. You can go to velonews.tv and they have a video article on how to do a CrankBros overhaul. Pretty simple. If you don't feel comfortable doing it your LBS should be able to.
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One other thing to consider if you rule out the pedals - aside from the BB - is the chain. You say you did 1,000 miles. When did you buy your steed a new chain?

Good luck & silent-running.
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One other thing to consider if you rule out the pedals - aside from the BB - is the chain. You say you did 1,000 miles. When did you buy your steed a new chain?

Good luck & silent-running.
Cassette, chain, and large chain ring (barely use the smaller two) were replaced last week.
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check for any play between the inner ring and outer ring of the pedal bindings.
I apologize - but what does that mean exactly? I know what play is of course - but what are the inner and outer rings?
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where your cleats bind to, there's the outer ring and the spring loaded inner ring.
check and see if the inner ring slides around horizontally.
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Cassette, chain, and large chain ring (barely use the smaller two) were replaced last week.
Check those, especially if the noise started after you replaced them. There isn't much to click on an eggbeater, they're also very easy to pull apart and service so you could pull them apart for some grease if you still think they're clicking. A full service kit with bearings is about $25.

What about the cassette lockring? Cleats tight in the shoe?
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