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Old 11-01-10, 12:12 PM   #1
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Knocking sound?

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So when I start riding uphillish and stand up to crank... I noticed a knocking sound (sort of like the sound someone makes when they 'click' their mouth)? coming from the crank/BB area.

has anyone else had this experience? any suggestions as to whats wrong?
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Old 11-01-10, 12:41 PM   #2
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loose bb cups
loose crank arms
loose chainring (doubtful)

take it to your lbs and have them fix it for you.
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Old 08-16-11, 06:58 AM   #3
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loose bb cups
loose crank arms
loose chainring (doubtful)

take it to your lbs and have them fix it for you.
Agreed. My crank arm comes loose often and makes a clicking sound when rotating. Lube up and tighten everything, you should be fine.
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I bet it was the chainring bolts.
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Or the flux capacitor. Low-grade plutonium is known to cause occasional knocks.
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Or the flux capacitor. Low-grade plutonium is known to cause occasional knocks.
Ya i use leaded plutonium to get rid of the knocking
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I had the exact same problem also. This probably won't help but last week, I jumped a curb because of a closed sidewalk and it went away.
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Curb hopping is always the best way to fix a flux capacitor.
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