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Old 02-01-10, 07:47 PM   #1
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Wierd Feeling while Skip Stopping/Sprinting

I seem to get a wierd noise and a clicking feeling whenever i put enough pressure on the pedals to either skip stop or sprinting from a stop. Seeing as its obviously coming from the drivetrain, I was wondering if anyone has ever come across this issue?

I measured the chain and its not elongated at all...
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Old 02-01-10, 07:49 PM   #2
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Sounds to me like it might be your flux capacitor. Mine acts up sometimes too. Does it only happen over 80mph?
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Old 02-01-10, 07:50 PM   #3
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88mph to be exact...
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and is your crankset/bb tight?
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88mph to be exact...
Well yeah...but as soon as I hit 80, that's when things get pretty hairy. Once 88mph is achieved, forget about it...
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That 'weird feeling' is called 'fear'.
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Old 02-01-10, 08:20 PM   #7
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the last time I had this I found my chainring bolts were loose, the next day my non-drive side crank came loose, but I'm not saying they're related. On my other bike my BB somehow began to come loose.

later, I asked my dad if I can have his old automotive torque wrench.
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Old 02-01-10, 08:34 PM   #8
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something like this happened to me, did you grease your chainring bolts before putting them on? thats what fixed the noise for me
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Old 02-01-10, 09:13 PM   #9
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Chainring bolts. as a few have mentioned, this happened to me a while ago too right after having a new crankset and chainring installed.
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Old 02-01-10, 09:15 PM   #10
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Is your chain binding? Bolts and reset tension. Stiff links?
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I'm guessing chain is way too tight.
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Thinking it's the kickstand.
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But seriously... make sure your cranks and chain rings bolts are properly torqued and that you don't have a tight spot in your chain.

If your chain line was really really bad this could also cause the aforementioned issues.
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Maybe just use the search function for clicking pedal or somthing of the like, all of the numerous possibilities have been discussed at length

Edit: You know don't bother Scrod was probably right
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Sounds to me like it might be your flux capacitor. Mine acts up sometimes too. Does it only happen over 80mph?
Awesome! Hahaha! I really did laugh out loud.
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Very cheap bottom brackets can make clicking noises when you lean on em. What are you riding?
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Old 02-02-10, 08:29 AM   #17
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that 'weird feeling' is called 'fear'.
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Old 02-02-10, 02:40 PM   #19
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teh solution is just to put some super glue between each link of your chain.
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My weird clicking feeling/sound turned out to be a BB in need of an adjustment.
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I bet your lockring is loose, so the cog is spinning back and forth. If so, you need to fix it right away or your threads will strip (not kidding). Ride your bike up a steep hill, then apply 1.21 Jiggawatts of torque to the lockring.
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