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Old 10-08-17, 10:15 AM   #326
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Thanks, y'all. Rivnut option looks interesting, might look into having that done.
We have everything you need to do that at Bikerowave if you care to venture to the west side.
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Mar Vista - Venice, right ?
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Friends,
Please help identify the clicketyclackety sound my bike is making.
I can't tell if its the BB or the freewheel. I have a hard time getting it to make the noise in a work stand - it seems to only do it under load, and on and off.
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My chain makes a sound like that if I have it tightened too hard. Sometimes if the front chainring is ever so slightly out of centre, it'll tug it like a bio-pace ring. But that's at a guess, try riding with the chain slackened to have about half inch of travel up and down.
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Loose, broken spoke ? Also, valve stem rattling against rim. Why don’t you try another wheel ?

But, yeah, could be the freewheel. What brand and model ?
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My chain makes a sound like that if I have it tightened too hard. Sometimes if the front chainring is ever so slightly out of centre, it'll tug it like a bio-pace ring. But that's at a guess, try riding with the chain slackened to have about half inch of travel up and down.
Chain is already a little slacker than I usually have it. And I know it's definitely not the chain.

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Loose, broken spoke ? Also, valve stem rattling against rim. Why donít you try another wheel ?

But, yeah, could be the freewheel. What brand and model ?
I don't have another wheel yet.
I can't remember what the model of it is. I'd have to look at it when I ride home from work. I'll also check my spokes.
All of these things were underwater during the flood so I'm not surprised things are failing - but I just want to know what to replace
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Floor pumps that will accept Lezyne hose

I love the old screw on chucks of the classic Lezyne pumps, but have had several catastrophic failure of their gauges (usually glass/plastic lenses blows off). I would love to fit the Lezyne hose/chuck head combo onto another more reliable pump.

Does another know of a make of floor pumps that will accept a Lezyne hose? (most use a larger diameter hose and fixture thread)
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Chain is already a little slacker than I usually have it. And I know it's definitely not the chain.



I don't have another wheel yet.
I can't remember what the model of it is. I'd have to look at it when I ride home from work. I'll also check my spokes.
All of these things were underwater during the flood so I'm not surprised things are failing - but I just want to know what to replace
Yes, check for loose spokes. They make a variety of weird noises.
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Please help identify the clicketyclackety sound my bike is making.
I can't tell if its the BB or the freewheel. I have a hard time getting it to make the noise in a work stand - it seems to only do it under load, and on and off.]
I vote freewheel. When I used Shimano it sounded a lot like that.
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A thought occurred to me on my ride home from work - it can't be a spoke because the noise stops when I stop pedaling lol
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A thought occurred to me on my ride home from work - it can't be a spoke because the noise stops when I stop pedaling lol
Not necessarily. Pedaling loads the spokes in a way different than just coasting.
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Probably the freewheel.
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loud clunking sound

I was riding singlespeed tonight, and heard a loud clunking type sound from the back wheel area. Could that be the freewheel not engaging? Funny someone else just posted a similar question. It happened once or twice when I was really pedalling hard and pounding the pedals, and once when I was doing that and hit a pothole. Guessing the way to fix this is to get a white industries freewheel? (or just ride fixed lol).

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I don't have another wheel yet.
I can't remember what the model of it is. I'd have to look at it when I ride home from work. I'll also check my spokes.
All of these things were underwater during the flood so I'm not surprised things are failing - but I just want to know what to replace
Ah, that won't of helped. Bet the freewheels seen better days!
I hada mtb with a creaky front wheel once, turned out the spokes need half-turn adjustments to nip them up. Didn't feel loose in the slightest, but after that, fine.
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I was riding singlespeed tonight, and heard a loud clunking type sound from the back wheel area. Could that be the freewheel not engaging? Funny someone else just posted a similar question. It happened once or twice when I was really pedalling hard and pounding the pedals, and once when I was doing that and hit a pothole. Guessing the way to fix this is to get a white industries freewheel? (or just ride fixed lol).

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Install you handlebar backward. That fixes everything.
That guy really got to you, eh?
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LOL. Maybe backwards and upside down since they are drop handlebars.

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Please help identify the clicketyclackety sound my bike is making.
Difficult to tell because the video hesitates but it seems like it is timed with the crank rotation.
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Could be chainring bolts too. I had 2 loose and it made a similar noise, only with load bearing force on the cranks.
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Probably the freewheel.
Good enough excuse to order one of the ACS paws freewheels from you then.
I just can't decide to go back to 18t, or stay with 17t.
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A high quality tire pressure gauge for Schrader?
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I don't own a car so I don't use their valves much but the Topeak digital gauge works quite nicely on all the valves and has actually been quite easy to use.
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Accu-gauge

Their gauges are the golden standard of both schrader and presta.

I love how they have a little bladder inside to hold the measurement until you decide to reset/ release the held pressure.
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