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Clicking sound from chainwheel area

CarnmoreCarnmore Posts: 19
edited August 2019 in The workshop
There's a clicking sound with each revolution of the chain wheel of my 2 year old Cube SL Road Pro when riding only. 

When on the bike stand it doesn't click and all the chain links are moving freely; one of the chain links has been replaced.

Does anyone know what this might be?

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  • wolfsbane2kwolfsbane2k Posts: 3,039
    Carnmore wrote:
    There's a clicking sound with each revolution of the chain wheel of my 2 year old Cube SL Road Pro when riding only. 

    When on the bike stand it doesn't click and all the chain links are moving freely; one of the chain links has been replaced.

    Does anyone know what this might be?

    Sounds like a bottom bracket issue to me - Is it always at the same point in the revolution?
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  • jeddy11jeddy11 Posts: 16
    HI

    In my limited experience, i had a creaking / clicking noises which sounded like coming from BB after reading up on it i re-torqued brake rotors / seat post etc and greased pedal shafts and greased thru axles which cured the noises.

    I personally beleive greasing and tightening the thru axles cured it but the morale of the story was that i was sure it was BB but it wasn't !


    Carnmore wrote:
    There's a clicking sound with each revolution of the chain wheel of my 2 year old Cube SL Road Pro when riding only. 

    When on the bike stand it doesn't click and all the chain links are moving freely; one of the chain links has been replaced.

    Does anyone know what this might be?
  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Are all the chainring bolts tight? Sometimes helps to remove them and grease the points where they contact the chainring, then replace them with a tiny bit of threadlock, tightening to the required torque.

    Failing that it could be the BB, the driveside crank to spindle interface, or pedals / cleats / shoes.

    Or the noise could be coming from somewhere else entirely: a QR skewer / headset / saddle / seatpost issue...

    I once spent most of a charity ride thinking the squeak on the downstroke was a harbinger of a failing BB till I realised it was the saddlebag straps I'd lashed round the saddle rails
  • CarnmoreCarnmore Posts: 19
    Replaced the chain and the clicking sound has now gone!

    It's a 9 speed rear mech and there's a problem selecting the smallest cog - there is a delay then the chain jumps. This was happening before I replaced the chain so I fitted a new gear cable. I've also lubricated the derailleur.

    Any ideas how this can be fixed?
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