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Old 12-03-17, 10:51 AM
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Clicking noise in certain gear combo

I am running a 50-34 chainring and 11-34 cassette on my 9 speed DA although the rear der in a mountain bike version.

I have been using it for several years without issue. I recently installed a new chain and the cassette is nearly new. When I shift to the 34-34 combo, I hear a intermittent clicking sound. Other gear combos work fine. Not sure if it clicks every revolution but don't think so.

Any idea what could be causing it? I tried adjusting the cable tension with no success but maybe I should try again. It is odd it only happens with the 34-34 combo.

Thanks in advance.
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How far is the upper derailleur pulley from the 34 cog? A half turn on the derailleur "b" screw may be what the doctor is calling for.
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Verify the cable tension is set properly. Recently my wife's bike had an intermittent click, and after putting the bike on the stand and pedaling slowly, I noticed that the derailleur cage was just slightly off center of the small cog. A 1/2 turn of the adjusting barrel took care of it. Changing the chain may have just made the click more discernible. Good luck. Clicks/creaks can be so annoying.
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