Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

New Bike make noise only when pedalling

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

New Bike make noise only when pedalling

Old 09-20-11, 04:16 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
New Bike make noise only when pedalling

Hi to All of You,
The problem is when pedalling also only when there is resistant, (I mean that when turning the front chain wheel is all Ok.) hear a noise. Mostly when the left pedal at 7 if it is a clock. The pedal changed to try with other so it is not.
In June I bought a new bike, The wheel is SD Swiss. The front chain wheel, (the lager is Hollowtech II) and all the front and back changer are Shimano 105. The bike made about 700 lm but the noise from the beginning. Took back to the shop but they told that not find nothing in the front lager.

Have you idea what can be???
losi is offline  
Old 09-20-11, 06:31 PM
Super Moderator
Homebrew01's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,878

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Liked 985 Times in 640 Posts
What kind of noise ? .... a little 'tick, tick" ... or a "CLUNK" .... left or right ? Do you feel/hear anything also ?

Originally Posted by losi
front lager.
I like some lagers, but mostly ales.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Old 09-21-11, 11:19 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
..Thanks, The noise is like "ssk". just like that. Not feel any resistence or shaking. The worst I can not tell from where exactly comes. What is sure that the curble at each time on the same position as I wrote earlier.
Interesting is the noise happen only when I pedalling also with the left side pedal. If I pedalling with the right side and not make any force on the left pedal no noise happening.
I will try to record the noise with the mp3 recorder. Will put it near to the back wheel, after near to front wheel and after to the crank set and will see where is stronger and can analyze the noise.
losi is offline  
Old 09-21-11, 12:08 PM
747 Freight Pilot
bicycleflyer's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 458

Bikes: Rivendell, Bike-Friday Pocket-Rocket and one home made fixed gear

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Well, do you have anything like an extra rear wheel and pedals.. Those are easy to swap out and if the noise persists, you can rule those out. Bottom brackets are also a source of noise. If it is old and/or high milage, then swap it out. If the BB is relatively new, try removing it and using some Teflon pipe tape around the threads and then reinstall it.

Other things to check...Tightness of your chain-ring bolts and crank arms. Sometimes removing them and applying a little grease can make a big difference.

Another source of noise when pedaling, is the saddle. Check the saddle for tightness. A quick way to rule this out is to stand up and pedal. If the noise persists, then you can rule it out.

Try this stuff first and see if you can isolate your problem.
bicycleflyer is offline  
Old 09-22-11, 11:48 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 67
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hi bicycleflyer,
Thanks a lot.
The pedal changed and the problem not there. Because this is a new racing bike (with flat handlebars) not easy for me find wheel. The bottom bracket is also a new Hollowtec II for Shimano 105. As I read if I take off can easily demage a part and can not set back. Saddle checked. Chain-ring bolts will check.
Preparing for sound record.
losi is offline  
Old 09-22-11, 12:01 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Are the shoes rubbing against the crank?
xigua is offline  
Old 09-22-11, 12:15 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The best way to identify the problem is note when the noise occurs. Everytime the wheels go around? Everytime the pedals go around? Or everytime the chain goes around? Your problem is everytime the pedals go around

Checkout this page. https://www.sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html

So if I understand correctly the noise is coming from the left side every pedal revolution, but only when putting pressure of the left pedal? Could be the crank bolt or the stack bolts. Just try to check everything off the list from the Sheldon Brown link. Helps me everytime. Good luck.
amymorina is offline  
Old 09-22-11, 12:49 PM
I let the dogs out
AlphaDogg's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 1,934

Bikes: 2011 Fuji Roubaix 1.0, 2003 Ti Merlin Solis, & 1994 Raleigh MT200

Likes: 0
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
It could be the chain rubbing on the fd.
AlphaDogg is offline  
Old 09-22-11, 01:26 PM
Senior Member
3alarmer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,997

Bikes: old ones

Liked 10,450 Times in 7,249 Posts
Noises like this can be difficult to diagnose in person.

Pretty much impossible on the internet. Sorry, just how it is.
3alarmer is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Bicycle Mechanics
04-21-14 06:35 AM
Bicycle Mechanics
11-20-12 02:24 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
08-19-11 06:43 PM
Bicycle Mechanics
07-11-10 11:49 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.