Disclaimer: I tried to search but it didn't work, so I apologize if this is a repeat.
The bike: stock Felt F30, DA triple deuralliers(sp), shifters and cassette: 9-sp, FSA cranks.
The problem: Last night on the steep uphills, I was in the granny gear and when really pushing through the 12 oclock to 3 oclock (3 oclock pointing forward) position in the crank I heard a little click coming from the bottom bracket area.
It did not appear that it was the chain rubbing, and upon inspection of the bottom bracket area I did not see any cracks or other things that were obviously wrong. I could not duplicate the problem on the rack, but on each of the uphills I got the same click, every rotation in the same spot all the way up the hill.
The noise does not occur on the flats, even when pushing hard. Is this a normal thing that I shouldn't worry about, or is there something else that might be causing the problem? (I also checked the pedals to make sure they weren't the culprit).