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What Is That Noise?

LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
edited August 2011 in Road beginners
Trying to pinpoint a certain noise that is starting to bug me, help greatly needed!

Relatively new bike (covered 400 miles) and everything in good condition, but...when climbing or pushing hard, at the bottom of each peddle stroke on the right side i can hear a click, not sure whether its the crank, the peddle or something else?! Any suggestions what it might be and how i can shut it up?

Thanks

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  • fludeyfludey Posts: 384
    Have had similar on mine first thing take off pedals grease threads and refit, then if you have a clamp on crank arm with pinch bolts again remove refit bit of grease and retighten use a torque wrench.....that has fixed mine bu you could be unlucky could be blown bb.
    But every time on my bikes the above has fixed it.
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  • Wirral_paulWirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    If its once per pedal stroke then that narrows it down to bottom braket, cranks, pedals or cleats. Most obvious and probably common is a loose crank. so try removing the bolt, lubricate and refit to the proper torque.

    I've seen so many bikes assembled "dry" with little or no lubricant on each bolt. Not only can they sieze but also they are likely to come loose easily. Without lubrication, even using a torque wrench is no guarantee parts wont come loose as the "friction" means the bolt wont be properly tightened.

    Other areas to check are chainring bolts, pedal to crank and cleat bolts.
  • Had the same on my Shimano 5700 SL pedals - was faulty pedal bearing. Evans replaced under warranty after only 2 weeks...
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  • I've got a similar noise on my bike, which has probably done a similar number of miles. What kind of grease/lubricant should be used?
  • peasepease Posts: 150
    i had a simular creak/click on my 2010 allez tripple, i stripped out the BB greased everything up (as best as i could given that its a sealed cassette) and put back together, checked all thebolts on the chainrings, pedals and cleats a few could be nipped up a tiny bit, but think it was the BB not greased sufficiently.

    I use TF2 grease (get a gun and 150ml grease from e0bay for about a tenner)
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  • mattvmattv Posts: 992
    Usually this noise is a bearing in a pedal or no grease on the threads of the bb.
  • Are your cleats worn, or are they relatively new too? I currently have a worn left cleat which clicks each rev. Check also the bolt on the pedal which secures the spring "claw" at the rear of the pedal.
  • centimanicentimani Posts: 467
    I always suggest this...just make sure the end of the front derailleur cable isn't sticking out and striking the crank as it passes.
  • On my old Cannondale it was the BB. Took us ages to find it!
  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    Cheers for all the replies guys, some likely suggestions there, think ill take the crank and pedal apart bit by bit and regrease and hopefully that will cure it, if not...who knows.
  • fludeyfludey Posts: 384
    On another note you say it's nearly new? Take it back and let the shop sort it out?
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  • fludeyfludey Posts: 384
    On another note you say it's nearly new? Take it back and let the shop sort it out?
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  • LeicesterLadLeicesterLad Posts: 3,908
    fludey wrote:
    On another note you say it's nearly new? Take it back and let the shop sort it out?

    True that, but then the shop is halfords, so i'd rather take it to the LBS, which would cost me. :(
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