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Click in Pedal stroke, and Deraileur issues - Campy

Old 09-22-08, 05:55 AM
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Click in Pedal stroke, and Deraileur issues - Campy

I built up my bike a week ago with a full Campy Veloce groupset. I'm having 2 issues. Firstly there is a slight click once every pedal stroke with the Veloce Ultratorque crankset. The Bearing cups were installed at the LBS and I installed the crankset, I did not use loctite as nothing I read said I should. I checked to see if it was hitting somewhere and its not, any ideas?

Secondly, I re-adjusted my rear deraileur, as it was shifting on its own, now it doesnt do that but what it does do is when I shift up it shifts up 2 gears and then back down 1. I n the same respect that makes shifting down a little slow. Should I maybe back off on the barrel adjuster a bit?
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Does the click occur with the bike on the stand or only with your feet on the pedals? If the LBS installed the bottom bracket and cranks let the LBS find the noise.
It sounds as if the rear shifting problem is related to cable tension and may be cured by adjusting the barrel adjuster. You need to be careful about "upshift" and "downshift" terminology. It means different things to different people. In the back an upshift is actually a shift to a smaller cog, and a downshift is to a larger cog.

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keep adjusting the barrel adjuster until it doesn't shift on it's own anymore. It probably needs to be adjusted away from the extra gear, closer to the bottom of the cassette.
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Originally Posted by Al1943 View Post
Does the click occur with the bike on the stand or only with your feet on the pedals? If the LBS installed the bottom bracket and cranks let the LBS find the noise.
It sounds as if the rear shifting problem is related to cable tension and may be cured by adjusting the barrel adjuster. You need to be careful about "upshift" and "downshift" terminology. It means different things to different people. In the back an upshift is actually a shift to a smaller cog, and a downshift is to a larger cog.

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Good question, I dont recall if it clicked on the stand or not, I think probably not because I figure I would have noticed it. The LBS only installed the bearing cups (this setup doesnt have a bottom bracket, just bearing cups and the cranks connect by a shaft in the middle built into them) because didnt want to spend the money on the tools I wll use once and never again (to remove the old BB and install the new cups).

Sorry about the mix on the shifting. I adjusted the barrel adjuster to lign up the derailer with the 4th cog as per the instructions, so maybe I adjusted it too far and I should line it up a pinch lower (closer) towards the smaller gears.
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had the same problem with the clicking noise; bike shop cured it by adjusting the rear derailler.
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clicking could be saddle bolts. tighten the binder bolt and the seat post bolts.
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Well being that my rear derailer is off a bit, that seems like something, however why would it be within 1 pedal stroke at the same spot each time?

I'll check the seat bolts but they are all pretty tight....
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The click could be a pedal bearing. Bottom brackets tend to clunk more than click.

Most clipless pedals now have unmaintainable cartridge bearings. Just the same, you can remove the spindle and bearing, load it up with grease, and reassemble, torquing down the retainer nut really hard. Worked for me.
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Found the click today, when I mounted the front derailer it was EVER so slightly cocked to the side so it JUST ABOUT sc****s the crankarm. Obviously when theres some weight on it its louder.
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