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Irritating "click" from crankset

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Dec66, 16 May 2017.

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  1. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    As I'm pedalling along on Old Reliable, I'm getting an irritating "click" from the crankset somewhere. It's a bit more pronounced when more effort is put on the pedals (e.g. up hills); it's not there when freewheeling; it seems to disappear in wet weather; it's not the chain, and it's not mech rub.

    Ideas?
     
  2. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    have a look here for ideas...
    http://www.jimlangley.net/wrench/keepitquiet.html
     
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  3. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    Location:
    Sutton
    BB?
     
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  4. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    I thought that and I'm hoping not, seems to turn freely enough.
     
  5. Reiver

    Reiver Whistling down the hills, tearing up the climbs

    Location:
    Middle Marches
    shoe lace hitting the bottle cage or something
     
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  6. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    What type of BB do you have in there?
     
  7. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Location:
    Pendle, Lancs
    Also check pedals are tight.
     
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  8. ^^^^^^^this.

    I had a clicking in similar circumstances last summer, that disappeared after removing and reattaching the left-hand pedal. I had narrowed the noise down to the left-hand downstroke so that gave me a clue where to look.
     
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  9. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    Pffft... Sealed, square-taper thing. Dunno any more than that.
     
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  10. Dec66

    Dec66 Über Member

    Location:
    West Wickham
    That's what I'm hoping, I'm going to take them off, grease the threads and put them back, but I want to be prepared if that's not it.
     
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  11. si_c

    si_c Über Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Check the chainring bolts.
     
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  12. bikingdad90

    bikingdad90 Formerly chris harte

    If you ride clipless try giving the spring in the clip in part/ hinge of the pedal some grease. It cured my clicking problem in my SPDs.
     
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  13. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    That's good enough for me. It is not the BB.
     
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  14. Crackle

    Crackle Pah Staff Member

    Location:
    Wirral
    Tighten your stem bolts too. Problems I've had with the BB, I can normally 'feel' as well.
     
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  15. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    Worth trying the following (after trying some of the easier things upthread perhaps)

    Remove cranks, clean interfaces.

    While you're at it remove BB, clean threads.

    Apply grease or antisieze stuff to threads/ interfaces

    Reassemble.
     
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