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    Clicking noise from crank area

    Just noticed this for the first time halfway through my ride today. If I'm pedaling hard, the right side of my crank/pedal will make a clicking noise at the same spot through each rotation, just before my right foot hits the bottom of its rotation. The noise is accompanied by a weak jolt (really not the best word to describe this, but I'm tired and can't come up with a better one). Any thoughts?

    Thanks

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    I had a similar noise, but given the jolt, which I didn't have, I doubt my problem was the same as yours.

    My problem was that my shoelace was hitting the crank on every revolution!

    That was an easy fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmalloy View Post
    Any thoughts?
    Cleats loose on your shoes; pedal bearings shot; pedal not screwed in all the way; crank loose; chainrings loose; bb loose or bearings shot; front derailleur cable hitting the crank...

    Or none of the above...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Cleats loose on your shoes; pedal bearings shot; pedal not screwed in all the way; crank loose; chainrings loose; bb loose or bearings shot; front derailleur cable hitting the crank...

    Or none of the above...
    That's a pretty good list, I had a clicking on a certain point in pedal rotation, it was a cracked chain stay. The last time I had a noise and a clicking feeling, it was a loose pedal spindle.
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    I had the same problem. It was my stem. Yep, my stem. When I got to a certain point in the pedal stroke, I was applying pressure to the handlebar in a certain way that made a creak, and I swore that it was a pedal or my crank.

    My advice: Loosen, lube & torque to spec every bolt on the bike. It takes less than an hour, and you'll probably fix the problem.

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