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Old 10-11-07, 06:56 AM
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Clicking Noise worse when braking

Hi,

I have a Mongoose Otero which has a loud clicking noise, like metal hitting metal (same sort of noise as if there is a twig caught in the spokes) It only comes on when I go 20mph+, it appears when both pedling and free wheeling. When I apply the disc brakes the noise gets alot louder. If i hold the bike up and turn the pedals the noise does not come on. Any ideas what the noise could be?

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Old 10-11-07, 06:52 PM
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Check your hubs.
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Old 08-28-08, 07:39 AM
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thanks

Thanks thats great, i'll check my hubs tonight, one question, what is a hub?
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Parktool.com > Repair Help.

It'll have a chart of all parts of a bike, including the hub, which is at the center of a wheel.
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I'll do you one better. Follow this link to Park Tool's website. You're going to see a bike map. Mouse over it and highlight the freewheel and click on that for freewheel/hub maintenance. I would recommend also mousing over the crank and clicking on that first. In that section is a guide to troubleshooting a noisy drivetrain. Scan down that and see if you can eliminate some of that stuff first. Unfortunately, if you're not mechanically inclined or if you don't have a few basic tools some of these things are going to be difficult for you to do, particularly the hub. If that's the case you may be better taking the bike into a shop and letting them have a go at it.

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Yeah, ill take it to a shop mike............ oh yeah that costs money, not all of us are millionaires, ******
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whatever Can't chat now anyway...the driver is pulling the Rolls around front so I can get to the polo matches.

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Bike polo?
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erm, I just got an email saying someone has replied to my thread! that would be the one I started a year ago (check the dates). Thought it was a bit strange for someone to reply a year later. Even stranger that 2 of the posts were apparently by me!!!!!!!
Anyway just letting you know i didnt do them last 2 posts so something has gone wrong. I dont even use this site anymore. Not sure what else i can say.
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Change your password and then ask the admin to cancel your account. Someone found a computer you were on at some point that still has a cookie from you logging on or someone has hacked your account. Either way change the password at least.
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