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Old 07-21-15, 01:56 PM
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Soft clicking sound

As I ride my mtb, there is a soft clicking sound when I squeeze the rear v-brake to decelerate. Is that normal?
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Old 07-21-15, 04:25 PM
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If it were my bike, I'd improvise a way to lift the rear wheel off the ground while the bike is stationary. Then I'd rotate the pedals and work the brake to pinpoint the source of the sound. My improvised work stand is a loop of rope that hangs from a hook in my garage ceiling and passes under the bike's seat or top tube.

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Yes, it's common. It's most common, and even normal with non welded rims where the seam will cause a click as it comes through the shoes. If the rims are welded there may be a dent or blip.

It may also not be normal, and if the shoes are a bit high (out toward the tire) you may be hearing part of the tire touch as it comes around, and if so, that needs to be corrected before it chafes a cut through the tire.

Try lifting the wheel and spinning it then applying the brake super gently and seeing where it stops and then trying to determine why.
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