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Old 05-16-21, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Too far from the beach in Wake County, NC
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The axle with or without cranks spins smoothly, no evidence of binding at any point in one rotation.

The noise is multiple klunks per pedal stroke but not necessarily at the same point in the stroke. I noticed the noise disappeared after standing and mashing up a modest grade over maybe a quarter mile (52x20). But the noise returned under almost no load on a relatively level stretch in a low gear (42x24).

Shifting to high (52x13) and pedaling hard downhill resulted in noise that sounded as though the shift wasn't right. No amount of trimming the DT shifter could clean up the sound.

I don't think I have the means to check bottom bracket facing. That probably would require a dial indicator, yes?

I recently corrected the derailleur hanger that was out maybe 10mm. Shifts are better but clean-sounding shifts are sometimes hard to get.
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