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Old 06-12-06, 02:38 PM   #1
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Funny Noise...

Hey all, I was hoping that someone would be able to help me out here. I have recently purchased a Pista, and I haven't ridden it very much because I have been waiting on parts. I finally got it all put together and was able to ride it around. I noticed that it is making an unusual sound whenever I am using a lot of pressure. When I am going faster and not using as much force, I don't even hear it. I think it is coming from the chain. It sounds like a clicking noise....does anyone have any clue what this might be? Has anyone else had any experience with this?

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Old 06-12-06, 02:45 PM   #2
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Hey all, I was hoping that someone would be able to help me out here. I have recently purchased a Pista, and I haven't ridden it very much because I have been waiting on parts. I finally got it all put together and was able to ride it around. I noticed that it is making an unusual sound whenever I am using a lot of pressure. When I am going faster and not using as much force, I don't even hear it. I think it is coming from the chain. It sounds like a clicking noise....does anyone have any clue what this might be? Has anyone else had any experience with this?

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if it happens in the same spot during the rotation when mashing, loose chainring bolt.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:50 PM   #3
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oddly enough, sometimes it is the seatpost too. only when sitting, or standing too? otherwise, prolly what shishi said.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:56 PM   #4
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If not the chainring bolts, double check the bb...cups. I find that some grease on the threads helps a bit...and the spindle as well. results won't be immediate, give it a few kms to work in.
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Old 06-12-06, 02:56 PM   #5
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oddly enough, sometimes it is the seatpost too. only when sitting, or standing too? otherwise, prolly what shishi said.
or the rails of the seat...

or maybe not enough lube?
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Thanks guys I think it mostly happens when I'm sitting, but I'm not sure...will try some of the things suggested and see what happens.

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Old 06-12-06, 03:17 PM   #7
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Check your pedals as well.. (and by check, I mean swap them out for a friends set, and ride around for an hour, its easier than rebuilding)
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If it's a sharp "POP!" or "PING!" sound like someone shot your bike with a BB gun then probably you need to have your bottom bracket cleaned and re-packed with fresh grease. This is part of normal maintenance. Your local bike shop should be able to do this for $20 or so.
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i recently cured crank clicks on two of my bikes with a drop of triflow on the pedals and a turn of the wrench. if someone else built up your pista you might try tightening the pedals...
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funny bike noise

funny bike noises are caused by tiny clowns that are trapped in your bottom bracket. the only way to eliminate this problem is a hot blowing heat against the metal portion of your bike for three hours.

if this fails, it could be that the noise is being caused by a piece of thing that is stuck to your bike at some point and is creaking apart the entire bike.

I'd be really careful!
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Old 06-12-06, 04:20 PM   #11
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if the chain is too tight

if the BB spindle has not been greased

if the crank arms are not seated fully

all possibilities. check 'em out and keep us posted!
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funny bike noises are caused by tiny clowns that are trapped in your bottom bracket. the only way to eliminate this problem is a hot blowing heat against the metal portion of your bike for three hours.
is that where you keep your crack? i've never thought about using a bottom bracket shell as a crack pipe. your post has been a lesson to us all.
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if the chain is too tight!
I bet the chain is too tight and/or not lubed enough.
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my guess is it's your seat/rails; take all that **** apart and grease it up
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