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Old 06-11-05, 08:41 AM
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When I push at low rpm (giant great journey) click...click sounds coming from the crankshaft area. Peddels rebuilt and crank regreased. Stripped the whole bike to nothing(bags, accessory stuff). Can anyone help me with suggestions because I am stumpped. Thank you in advance. Currently living in Japan so everyone tells me its OK, but he USA fix it crap tells me fix it flava...fix it.
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Old 06-11-05, 09:17 AM
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Have you checked here?

http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/...queaking.shtml
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Old 06-11-05, 11:31 AM
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Great link, Neil. One more thing to check: the crank bearings themselves. On newer bikes such as yours, the sealed bearings themselves may be wearing out or drying out. On older bikes such as mine, if the lockring is not tightened sufficiently, the adjustable cup will self-tighten into the BB shell, making the bearings too tight. There should be just the slightest hint, less than 1mm at the end of the crank, of side-to-side play in a traditional bottom bracket, and the cranks should spin very freely when the chain is held away from the chainrings.
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