Posted on Bicycle Mechanics also. Someone has got to have the answer.
Here is the original post. Bottom bracket tick when out of the saddle. If you read the post everything was tried to get rid of it. http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...=#post10766019
On a group ride last week I come to find this is a common problem with outboard bottom bracket bearings. 3 of 10 bikes, including mine had the tick. Sounded like the crock from Peter Pan when we were climbing.
Here is the kicker. Last night I was riding with the tick and got caught in a Texas frog strangler downpour. Made it to shelter and waited it out. On my route home I have 2 pretty good hills. Climbing up the first one and NO TICK from the bottom bracket. Hill #2 NO TICK.
What the heck is going on here? Is getting caught in a downpour the answer to this problem.