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    Garmin Edge 500 clicking sound

    Does anyone notice their cadence sensor making a clicking sound as it passes the transmitter? I cant tell if it's that or a click in the BB. It does seem like it's the cadence unit making the noise.

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    Pretty sure it has a read switch in it. Opens and closes every time the magnet passes.
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    ^ Yep. They all do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canam73 View Post
    ^ Yep. They all do it.
    Thanks...just seems really loud while riding. Must be an issue elsewhere that Im hearing as the sensor is barely audible while spinning the cranks in the workstand.

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    Yeah, I don't know if I can hear mine when I'm riding. At least not above the din of SRAM.

    I notice mine when in the stand.

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    The reed switch in a sensor would not be audible while riding. Is it making physical contact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhluhr View Post
    The reed switch in a sensor would not be audible while riding. Is it making physical contact?
    Can't say I've heard it on a Garmin cadence sensor, but I've definitely had cyclometer pickups that were loud enough to hear. Usually drowned out by road noise when you're riding.

    If OP is hearing it in the stand, not on the road it could well be the sensor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Can't say I've heard it on a Garmin cadence sensor, but I've definitely had cyclometer pickups that were loud enough to hear. Usually drowned out by road noise when you're riding.

    If OP is hearing it in the stand, not on the road it could well be the sensor.
    That's what I posted.

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    It's hitting. Move it.

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    Had a similar sound recently. After replacing the bottom bracket it was still there. Turned out to be a loose right pedal but I didn't know that until I took it off and put it back on again. I took it off to check the lubrication. So, maybe take your left pedal off, grease the threads and put it back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    It's hitting. Move it.
    This. I can't hear a thing out of my CS-10 unless it's striking it while the wheel/crank is rotating.
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    Flex in the BB/cranks/seattube that only happens when weight/force is applied and then you rub the cadence sensor? On the stand there's not enough force to cause the flex?
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    I have people that do this all the time. They come into my training center with a random clicking. Talk about all the great things they have had to check. I reach down and move their sensor or magnet and it stops.

    Bikes behave differently when you're on them. Move it and the clicking stops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    I have people that do this all the time. They come into my training center with a random clicking. Talk about all the great things they have had to check. I reach down and move their sensor or magnet and it stops.

    Bikes behave differently when you're on them. Move it and the clicking stops.
    Should be plenty of clearance. I'd hate to think the bike flexes that much to close the gap. I'm pretty sure it isnt physical contact but I'll adjust it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdbike View Post
    Had a similar sound recently. After replacing the bottom bracket it was still there. Turned out to be a loose right pedal but I didn't know that until I took it off and put it back on again. I took it off to check the lubrication. So, maybe take your left pedal off, grease the threads and put it back on.
    I will check them this weekend.

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    My GSC-10 makes a very faint click when the wheel magnet passes. They all do. The simplest test is to turn the wheel by hand back and forth passed the magnet and you'll hear a click. Moving the wheel 2-3" forward and backward removes the drivetrain and freehub noise so you can really only hear the sensor.

    Its worth checking to make sure its not hitting though.

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