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Clicking noise/feeling when pedaling

Old 02-28-11, 02:42 PM
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Clicking noise/feeling when pedaling

Whenever I ride I always feel it in the same place in the pedal rotation, sometimes it goes away, but most of the time its there. I took it to the bike shop and they couldn't figure it out, said there doesnt seem to be anything wrong with it, but its bugging the **** out of me and it makes me paranoid when I ride. Anyone have an idea as to what it might be?
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Old 02-28-11, 02:43 PM
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maybe its your knee
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Old 02-28-11, 02:47 PM
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If the shop didn't feel it, maybe it's in your cleat.
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Old 02-28-11, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by campagnolo80sr View Post
maybe its your knee
maybe its your face
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Originally Posted by ThatFood View Post
Whenever I ride I always feel it in the same place in the pedal rotation, sometimes it goes away, but most of the time its there. I took it to the bike shop and they couldn't figure it out, said there doesnt seem to be anything wrong with it, but its bugging the **** out of me and it makes me paranoid when I ride. Anyone have an idea as to what it might be?
Do you have a replaceable rear derailleur hanger?

If so, check that the two small screws are locked down tight.

Fortunately, I have the best bike mechanic and he managed to figure this out.
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Old 02-28-11, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
If the shop didn't feel it, maybe it's in your cleat.
No the shop felt it, and it can be felt without wearing a bike shoe. I feel it at about 2:00 on the rotation of the right side. They just couldn't see any problem with the way the bike was working.
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Old 02-28-11, 03:21 PM
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I have a Trek 820 Mountain bike that I rode last summer and I had a clunk in mine about the 2:00 position. You could not hear it but only feel it. When I added clipless pedals and shoes it even because more noticeable. I took it in to the LBS and they believe it is the Bottom Bearing. I have not had them fix it yet as I was getting a new bike. I plan on having it fixed so I can use the 820 during the winter months or even for commuting.
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Old 02-28-11, 03:24 PM
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Your bottom bracket needs servicing. Probably just a re-grease.
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I had that clicking or thumping too, but only when I stood up going up hill. I found that when I replace the pedal it went away for the most part. I still feel it now though, but it is very faint. This is on a folding bike with IGH. AngelGendy probably is right, look at your BB. Also I don't think "campagnolo80sr" was being a wise guy, see sometimes when you get older thing start to click, crack, fart...etc.
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Old 02-28-11, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by ThatFood View Post
maybe its your face
yea your wifes a little rough
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Old 02-28-11, 04:15 PM
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How about the end of the cable on the front der. hitting your crank, sometimes, when your der is in a certain postion. That has happened to me before.
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Old 02-28-11, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by campagnolo80sr View Post
yea your wifes a little rough
I have no wife.
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What components?

I had a problem somewhat like that with Campy stuff. Ended up being the chain.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:12 PM
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Wear headphones, preferably noise-cancelling ones, while you ride and you won't hear it anymore....
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Old 02-28-11, 06:24 PM
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It could be a bad bearing in the pedal. Try a different set if you have some and see if it goes away. Look for signs of a bad bearing like play in the pedal or ejection of grease past the seal.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:29 PM
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Make sure your cleats are tight and solid. Check to make sure it is not your shoe hitting the crank arm.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:36 PM
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I'd guess BB as well ... but check pedals closely before you go pulling the BB out. It's east to change pedals and see if the noise disappears.
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I'd guess BB as well ... but check pedals closely before you go pulling the BB out. It's east to change pedals and see if the noise disappears.
Everyone does... but it rarely turns out to be the culprit. I had a rhythmic creaking every time my left foot was at 7 O'Clock and I was sure that it was the BB. The shop dude was sure that it was my left pedal. The actual problem turned out to be a loose seat post.
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Old 02-28-11, 06:56 PM
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Everyone does... but it rarely turns out to be the culprit.
I guess my years spent working in bike shops, often discovering farked pedal bearings as the source of mysterious clicking has no merit then.
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Old 02-28-11, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Randochap View Post
I guess my years spent working in bike shops, often discovering farked pedal bearings as the source of mysterious clicking has no merit then.
Now, come on.... I didn't say anything of that sort. But given your years spent working in bike shops, you should know that from the saddle nearly every benign creak, crack, and click sounds like it's coming from the BB.
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Old 02-28-11, 07:09 PM
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It could be as simple as one of your pedals may be a bit loose. Try to tighten them, and see what happens. It solved the problem for me once.
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i had a similar problem a while back as well. the thing is as you can see it could be anything. sometimes noises travel threw tubes and you think they are coming from a place they are not. most of the things that are listed are good places to start and you should check them out for sure. i ended up doing more than one thing at a time so im not sure what eneded up fixing mine or if it just stoped on its own (not likely) but i finally got it. you just have to go over everything with a fine tooth comb. i was about to the point of taking the entire bike apart and putting it back together ( i might even just start there if it ever happens again). check the unlikely as well as the obvious and good luck.
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I have no wife.
Don't say that. You're just asking for a mama joke.
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Originally Posted by eofelis View Post
How about the end of the cable on the front der. hitting your crank, sometimes, when your der is in a certain postion. That has happened to me before.
i dont even know how many times ive seen this happen at the shop. its pretty funny when you throw it up on the rack while they are telling you how crazy they have been lately and just cant figure out where it is coming from. you bend the wire a little, put it back on the ground before they are done talking and say ok that should get it.
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Originally Posted by campagnolo80sr View Post
yea your wifes a little rough
The sad thing is i have even less to offer to this thread than the above piece of idiocy.
Most of my clicking problems have usually come from the bottom bracket.
I take it to the LBS to let them diagnose problems such as your's, OP.
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