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    Mountain Bike making strange popping noise when pedaling in lower gears

    So for the past few months, my Mountain Bike has been making some weird popping noises when pedaling in the lowest gears, to be specific, 6 and 7, I have no other problems with the other gears.

    I don't really go off road much anymore, and this is becoming an annoying occurrence, below I have a video of it.

    Sorry for the quality of the video, by the way - I recorded it on my phone.


    Does anyone know what this is?
    I'd like to note that I don't really think it's a worn part issue as this bike is not even a year old, but I don't know.
    Last edited by bikenewb1; 01-19-14 at 11:15 AM.

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    Looking at it now, it looks like my Deraileur is kind of bent. Could this be the problem? Also, I haven't oiled it in a looooong time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenewb1 View Post
    Looking at it now, it looks like my Deraileur is kind of bent. Could this be the problem? Also, I haven't oiled it in a looooong time.
    Here are pictures of the Deraileur, does it look fine?
    IMG_0055.jpgIMG_0056.jpg

    EDIT: I just went ahead and took some warm water and sprayed down a few of the components cleaning them, and it seems to happen ALOT less, to the point where it is just non-existant.

    I did this because I remembered a few weeks ago once I had gotten the bike wet in the rain, it had stopped doing the strange isuse and I decided to test it out.

    I'm not really sure what this means.
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    No one know?
    Alright, I guess I'll just start with lubing the chain and just bring it to a mechanic if that doesn't do much.

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    Usually when the chain skips in the smallest gears, it is an indication that the chain and cassette are worn. If you want more action on this post, put it up on the mechanics forum. There are lots of knowledgeable people there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikenewb1 View Post
    No one know?
    Alright, I guess I'll just start with lubing the chain and just bring it to a mechanic if that doesn't do much.
    I lube my chain once a week, Also, don't use your two smallest gears together (looks like your doing this in your vid) or the two biggest gears together, try to keep the chain straightish.
    If you’ve never oiled the chain my guess is that's its buggered and may need a new one, possible that the worn chain has buggered the gears too.
    Dammit, user name is to short, I wanted to use the same user name I use on other sites.
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    Alright, I'll inspect the Cassette and Chain in the morning.
    It seems to happen most on the 6th gear.

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    I oiled the chain, seems to be working fine now. Thanks for the support.

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