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Old 06-22-10, 10:18 PM   #1
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Clicking sound coming out of a one-month-old Trek 7.2FX 2010

Whenever I am riding(actually turning the pedals, not sliding) on the road, the bike starts making clicking sound pretty much the same pace as how hard I am turning the pedals. The strange thing is that it won't happen when I lift up the bike on a repair stand. My local bike said the bike had no problem at all, but it sounds pretty irritating, especially for a $500 bike. Anybody knows why?
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Take the end cap off the pedal and push grease in it.
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Noises like that are not "NORMAL!" Any mechanic who says that is not a mechanic. You should also make the shop owner aware of that!

Make them fix it, or call the manufacturer and complain. And make lots of noise, if you have to....

That bike should be as quiet as a churchmouse.
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I had a similar problem, turned out to be one of the pedals reflectors was loose.
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Take the end cap off the pedal and push grease in it.
This.

Every time I had issues similar to this, it has been the pedals. The cheap plastic ones that come with most bikes can't necessarily be serviced, so you may need new ones.
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The bike is only one month old - it should not do this - make 'em fix it!
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LBS spent maybe 30 minutes to fix it and the clicking was still here. Sigh, is this normal for this particular model of bike?
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Do they have another in stock? If so does it also make this clicking noise?
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The question is: is the sound coming from your pedals, your crank, your chain, your cassette, your derailleurs or your bottom bracket?
I had a creaking sound once that came from my crank, where it is attached to the bottom bracket. It had come a bit loose.
The trick is: open it, clean it, grease it, close it, tighten it
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No, Jon, it's not normal - time to call trek if the dealer is not capable of diagnosis and repair.

Who is the dealer, by the way????
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Whenever I am riding(actually turning the pedals, not sliding) on the road, the bike starts making clicking sound pretty much the same pace as how hard I am turning the pedals. The strange thing is that it won't happen when I lift up the bike on a repair stand. My local bike said the bike had no problem at all, but it sounds pretty irritating, especially for a $500 bike. Anybody knows why?
I am not sure why this is happening. but I have the same thing happening to my bike(also atrek 7.2fx) The noise on mine seems to get worse about 40 minutes in to the ride. I have just ordered new bearings for the bottom bracket to see if this helps but It is making me Crazy. I think I have narrowed it down to either the bottom bracket or the pedals. Will let you know. Similarly if you find a solution please let me know.
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Check for loose parts on the peddle for sure, my 7.1 suffered from this for about 1 day. Also, most Trek dealers give you a 60 day window to have your bike tuned as many times as you like/need. Take it back and have them test ride it in the parking lot to replicate the issue.
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