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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 05-30-11, 09:01 AM   #1
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Old 05-30-11, 01:00 PM   #2
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I had the same problem before i changed from the cheap freewheel my bike came with to the white industries one i have now. When i pedaled i had this clicking/ticking sound. I thought it was my bottom bracket. I changed out my freewheel for other reasons, and low and behold the sound hasnt returned. Not saying thats the case, but its a personal experience. Might want to try checking in the mechanics section.
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Old 05-30-11, 01:27 PM   #3
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Bottom bracket, crank arm, pedal spindle, chainring bolt, or something completely unrelated in another area of the bike. Tell us more about your bike.
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Old 05-30-11, 01:56 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-11, 07:13 PM   #5
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are you the guy that other guy who posted here a few times flipped his bike to?
he didn't seem like he really knew what he was doing & even posted that he had a ticking coming from the chain(?) so you might want to have that thing checked thoroughly by someone knowledgeable.
definitely try riding it fixed 1st to find out if it is a bad freewheel.
good luck...
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I had the same problem on my bike. No noise on fixed, but cracking/popping noise on ss. The freewheel I have on the bike is just the stock one from bikesdirect and I attributed the problem to just a POS freewheel.

My solution: Don't use the freewheel side of the wheel anymore.
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I had the same problem on my bike. No noise on fixed, but cracking/popping noise on ss. The freewheel I have on the bike is just the stock one from bikesdirect and I attributed the problem to just a POS freewheel.

My solution: Don't use the freewheel side of the wheel anymore.
Yep, test rode this morning it SEEMS it's my freewheel.
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Usual suspects: tight chain or POS freewheel.

If you loosen your previously too tight chain and still have noise, you have broken your POS freewheel. Get a new, non-POS freewheel and make sure you still have a bit of play in the chain at the tightest point while you are rotating the crank, or risk taking out your new awesome freewheel in short order.
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I had a mystery click once that turned out to be my pants catching on a piece of excess brake cable and pinging the ferule at the end of it against the frame. Felt like an idiot when I finally figured it out after a month of looking.
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