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    Senior Member Skooongie's Avatar
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    Do I need a new bottom bracket?

    When I start to pedal hard sometimes a hard skip will come into play.

    not to mention it sounds like someone is stepping on pebbles when I pedal, as well.


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    Could your cog just be slipping? Tighten that up, and you probably have to much chain tension, or your chain is dry if your drivetrain is noisy, or if your cog and chainring are new that could be it.

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    I'll try to lube things up and give it a little tighten.

    It needs some love from a LBS anyhoo.

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    mind you, I still have gears on this beast.

    : (

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    Your chain and/or cogs are probably shot. When the teeth wear enough the chain slips over them, causing the hard skip. Replace your drivetrain.

    But why are you posting this here anyway?

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    I am planning on converting very soon.

    I need to get the rims first.

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    Noises from a bike are difficult to pin-point and when you think you've found it, it might be coming from a totally different place. Try here: http://sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html
    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle View Post
    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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    Recently my mountain bike started making a terrible ticking noise. Thought my handlebars were the cause. Turns out I just needed to grease my seatpost.
    Quote Originally Posted by slopvehicle View Post
    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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    Senior Member Skooongie's Avatar
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    Wow, That Wasn't Funny At All!!

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