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Bike makes a multiple clicking sound when pedaling?

Old 05-05-11, 06:52 PM
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Bike makes a multiple clicking sound when pedaling?

My mountain bike makes a multiple clicking sound when pedaling fairly hard and after about 20 mins of riding. It only makes the sound on the right side of the crank, and is more prominent when pedaling harder. It started randomly one day while riding and i have no idea why. I tried tightening the cranks but it didn't stop. I have no idea what the problem is and i am worried something might strip or get ruined.
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Old 05-05-11, 10:15 PM
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Check the pedal bearings for play and noise. If that's not it then the bottom bracket is next.
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I just finished dealing with this after I built up a Litespeed roadbike, check the following..
Crank arms, seat and seat post(if it only happens when seated), stem to steer tube and handlebars, front derailleur loose, cassette tight, chain ring bolts tight, spokes loose (check the hub end of the spokes to see if they are moving), wheel skewers tight, pivot bushings loose.
If everything looks good, check your cleats and swap pedals if you have a spare set. Pull the bottom bracket and check the bearings.
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