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    ticking sound in my back hub?

    ive noticed what at first sounded like a slight ticking from my back wheel which has now gotten louder. i've tried loosening my chain tension a little bit and that stopped it for a little bit, but now its back and i have no idea where exactly its coming from. i know this is vague, but does anyone know what it could possibly be?

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    It could be your spokes. Have the tension checked.

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    Is it per pedal revolution, wheel revolution, or random?
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    Let me guess... Mavic rim with riveted spoke holes?

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    it means its going to assplode

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    What kind of rim? Open Pros have an issue with a piece of the rim working loose and making a clicking sound. Does not effect the structural integrity of the rim just annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
    Is it per pedal revolution, wheel revolution, or random?

    yeah its at its loudest per pedal revolution i believe. its definitely not random. ugh this is so annoying, im sorry this is so vague.

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    It could be the little knurled nut thingy on your presta valve those tend to make weird noises when loose

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    Crack a BB bearing casing? What Kind of bottom bracket
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    Quote Originally Posted by singurlifeman View Post
    yeah its at its loudest per pedal revolution i believe. its definitely not random. ugh this is so annoying, im sorry this is so vague.
    If it's per pedal, it's in your drivetrain: hub, chain, chainline, BB, cranks, heck or even pedal. Lots to check.

    If per wheel revolution: well, the wheel. If your rims are double walled you likely have something between them. As someone mentioned on an Open Pro, I think part of the pin/sleeve breaks off and makes noise. Also one of your eyelets (if eyeletted) could have broken off and the inner part fell in and is rattling.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peedtm View Post
    If it's per pedal, it's in your drivetrain: hub, chain, chainline, BB, cranks, heck or even pedal.
    Or the saddle. Try turning the bike upside down and putting a drop of chain lube on each rail contact point. This was my problem once and it drove me nuts before I isolated it. It was with a nice saddle too.

    If it indeed is the drivetrain, I've found that the most common culprit is a loose chainring bolt.

    Also, I've had wheels that make pinging noises when grit builds up at the points where the spokes cross. Squeezing the spokes so they rub together a couple times fixes it.

    Hope this helps.

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    Per pedal rotation would probably be bottom bracket, pedals, cranks, chain ring or saddle/seatpost. I doubt it's the hub or chain but anything is possible..

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    mine does it, I found out its a freewheel.

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    If it's per pedal rotation it's definitely not the cog or hub. Do sheldon's checklist, you'll find your tick. Mist of the time with me it's my pedals or my bb.

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    it's the chain i think, but nothing is loose. the noise happens all the time when im pedaling and everything they're telling me to check has to do with a freewheel. everything else is talking about once every pedal revolution or every three or four pedal revolutions. im so confused. i might just take it my lbs this week and let t hem check it out.

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    have you gotten a new chain without getting a new cog?

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    sometimes just regreasing your chain works... i had a weird click happening and turned out to be a stuck link.

    can you feel it or just hear it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jchechile View Post
    sometimes just regreasing your chain works... i had a weird click happening and turned out to be a stuck link.

    can you feel it or just hear it?
    as of right now i can just hear it but only after i get up to a certain speed. when i walk my bike i dont hear anything. i was listening before and it kind of sounded like there was some grit or something rubbing between the cog and chain.

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