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Old 10-14-06, 01:15 PM
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clicky bb

my peugot 80`s roadie that im building up has a clickybb, not necessarily the loose crank arm creak, (though that seems to be developing also)

and its starting to happen to my specialized hr w/ slicks since ive been doing messenger work and riding the sh out ot it.

do i need a new bb?

this always happens to me when i spin/mash/spin after a while (190lbs)
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That click could be coming from the pedals as well. Best suggestion is to try the least expensive route first; first check the chainwheels for bent or chipped teeth, make sure the 2 bolts securing the crank is tight if so remove and put teflon tape on the threads and replace then test ride; check the chainring bolt and reapply using grease on the treads and reride; next clean & relube the pedals bearings first since that's the easiest and put grease on the threads that thread onto the crankarm; test the bike if still clicken then relube the BB; while apart check the races for scores, pits and/or corrosion; clean & relube then put some grease or teflon tape on the bb where the it threads onto the frame.

You may want to check out Park tools site for more info; bb's:

and pedals:

I'm not a parts replacer (unlike todays auto mechanics!), I aways try to repair first with many attempts before replacing-replacing is a last resort.
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Remove, lube and reinstall:
1. bottom bracket
2. Crank arms
3. Chain rings
4. Pedals
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