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Help me with my annoying tic

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Mister Paul, 10 Jun 2008.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I get it on each revolution. At about 2 O'clock on the downstroke of the right crank.

    It's getting pretty loud now, but I can't really feel it in my foot so I don't think it's the pedal.

    It happens on all of the three front rings, so it's not the chain/cog interface.

    If I pedal just with the left foot I don't get it. If I pedal just with the right foot I do.

    And when the bike is up on the stand of course you can't get it to make the noise!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. 4F

    4F Active member of Helmets Are Sh*t Lobby

    Location:
    Suffolk.
    right shoe lace ?
     
  3. Loose RH BB cup possibly.

    Or you need a face massage.
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Velcro.
     
  5. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    It's probably your chainring slapping on your mudguard, they do have a tendency to develop annoying habits like that.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    No, I've checked that. It seems to be coming from the BB.
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Solution....

    Remove cranks, pedals, remove BB - re grease and refit the lot.

    Remove all chain rings and refit - grease bolts and refit.

    That's the score with bikes - once done you'll be click free for a long time.....

    Don't do bits on the drive train - put an hour or so aside, strip the lot and rebuild. All down to minor corrosion or loose fittings between different materials.
     
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    cleats worn out?
    cleat bolts done up tight?
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Is this easy? I have the Zinn book and a tool kit. Will I need to replace bearings or anything else?
     
  10. betty swollocks

    betty swollocks large member

    Bet it's simply a loose pedal. Take off right pedal, re-grease, put back on and tighten properly.
    Sorted?
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    No it's not the pedals. I've checked them.
     
  12. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    Chainring flexing and one of the rivets of the chain hitting the front mech cage.
     
  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Try riding it with different pedals to make sure.
    could be cable hitting against the frame, i get that.
     
  14. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    its probably the saddle :evil:
     
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    oh don't be so silly.