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    Competent road bike mechanics

    Ok, so which LBS around Irvine have good mechanics? I have this weird clicking noise coming from BB. I can't replicate it on a trainer, and it happens late in to the ride. So I need a mechanic who will actually look at it, and not just spin the pedals doesn't hear the clicking and charge 40 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Ok, so which LBS around Irvine have good mechanics? I have this weird clicking noise coming from BB. I can't replicate it on a trainer, and it happens late in to the ride. So I need a mechanic who will actually look at it, and not just spin the pedals doesn't hear the clicking and charge 40 bucks.

    Go to the 909. Jack at Coates can fix anything. His dad has a good set of tools.

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    +1 on Jack at Coates and he also does great work on Tandems..

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    C'mon anyone can work on tandems.

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    This Coates?
    Coates Cyclery
    760 E. Foothill Blvd
    Pomona, CA 91767
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    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Sorry Umney, I don't know of anyone in Irvine, I buy my bikes and get all the stuff I haven't got time or tools for at ladera cyclery....laderacyclery.com

    Which reminds me, I need to take my Wife's Bike in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redal View Post
    C'mon anyone can work on tandems.
    yes even I.

    Step1: Determine the type of box the tandem can fit in
    Step2: If no such box is available grab the tandem by the top tube
    Step3: Proceed out of your garage
    Step4: Place into trashcan
    Step5: Have a beer and celebrate

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    This Coates?
    Coates Cyclery
    760 E. Foothill Blvd
    Pomona, CA 91767
    Yes, that Coates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redal View Post
    Yes, that Coates.
    That's not even close to Irvine.
    I'm in it to finish it.

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    While I don't know which shops have good mechanics, I can't imagine needing to go out to the
    909 just to troubleshoot a noisy BB. Surf City Cyclery in HB has a good reputation. Or try Sheldon Brown's site for tips on identifying the noise. Might not be the BB.
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    Edge Cycle Sports in Laguna Woods. Corner of Moulton & Ridge Route behind the Jack-in-the-Box, next to Papa John's. Both Hank and Sean are very, very good. Tell them that Chris Jannuzzi sent you.

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    Just a thought. It it doesn't happen on the trainer you might want to take a look at stuff on the front wheel. Sometimes rotational noises that appear to be coming from the BB can be from another rotating surface.

    Thought #1) Spoke. Nipples that are dry or not tight can make a clicking noise as they rotate. Check the tension on all of them. Sometimes just a little turn back and forth will do it. This is also an issue that can be silent then appear.

    Thought #2) Hub. The cartridge bearings on today's super wheels are cool but are often too small for the task and can go bad in the blink of an eye. You might have a bearing going. Who remembers the first generation of Velomax?...AGGGHHH!!

    ...BTW both thoughts brought to you by the school of hard knocks. I haven't visited a mechanic in over a decade after finally coming to the conclusion that there are a few really good ones and hundreds of loosers.


    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Ok, so which LBS around Irvine have good mechanics? I have this weird clicking noise coming from BB. I can't replicate it on a trainer, and it happens late in to the ride. So I need a mechanic who will actually look at it, and not just spin the pedals doesn't hear the clicking and charge 40 bucks.

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    I once had a clicking noise from the front derailleur cable hitting the crank arm. It only happened in the granny gear.

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