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    Clicking noise only high cadence

    Anyone have a clue what could be causing it? I have an Ultegra 6500 crank w/ those external bearing cups and the sound seems to be coming from down there.

    When on my trainer no noise except when going over 110 RPMs. I checked chainring bolts ok, seatpost tight, any suggestions before I take it to the LBS?
    thx

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    You many find the following links helpful in tracking it down:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html

    AND

    http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=123

    It's usually just a matter of patiently removing, cleaning,
    re-lubing, and re-torquing fasteners until it quiets down.

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    If high cadence = low gear (small front ring); check for foot or pedal ticking the piece of derailleur cable that extends past the cable bolt.

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    I had a saddle that used to click at higher RPM's. Just a thought.
    It's around here somewhere . . .

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    Depending on the pedal, it could just be a slightly loose plastic cover that only wiggles around at high cadence. That was the case with my old style time road pedals.

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    Depending on the shoe and cleat combo, you might have a unused cleat bolt that moves when you reach higher RPM's.

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    if it's clamped into a trainer, it could be the QR skewer slipping around from frame flex.
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