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Clickity clack(8 posts)

Clickity clackMel Erickson
Sep 4, 2001 10:58 AM
That's the sound that comes from my chain/cassette when I stand on the pedals and crank. Everythings clean, tidy and well lubed. Everything shifts fine. Drivetrain is silent (except for the 53/19 combo which makes a little noise) at other times. Any thoughts on how to rid myself of this cursed noise? P.S. Things got slightly better after the last clean and lube but it's still there.
Earplugs? Sing loudly? (NM)MrCelloBoy
Sep 4, 2001 11:14 AM
Don't talk backmr_spin
Sep 4, 2001 11:29 AM
If it happens when you stand, I'd suspect the bottom bracket. One other thing to look at is to make sure the lockring holding your cassette on is tight. Mine came loose once on my first road bike, an old Trek 2120 with RSX components, and it took me months to figure out what the noise was.
Don't talk backMel Erickson
Sep 4, 2001 11:43 AM
Not likely the BB. Everything is tight and smooth. The noise is definitely from the chain/cassette interface. I'm wondering if it's an adjustment issue although tweaking only makes my shifting worse and doesn't fix the clickety clack. Could it be the SRAM chain (pc69) and Ultegra cassette arguing with each other? The noise isn't super loud, just annoying, nor does it seem to affect anything but my ears. I can shift up or down while standing with no problem.
Maybe the chain isn't totally compatiblewink
Sep 4, 2001 2:20 PM
Can you try "borrowing" a different chain from LBS to see if that is the problem?
Yer bike is too clean. Used motor oil for lube will fix it! nmMB1
Sep 4, 2001 11:58 AM
remember my click click click from july/august?Spiritual Haiku
Sep 4, 2001 12:28 PM
could swear it was something from the front drive train, but it's (was) actually in the rear wheel. do you have the means to swap parts out (wheels, skewers, cassettes, etc.) and/or check the wheel true on both wheels? have you checked simple stuff like cable end locations, pulled and lubed the seatpost, changed shoes, changed pedals, ridden with one eye closed and one hand on your head, blah, blah, blah?
Good ideaMel Erickson
Sep 4, 2001 1:02 PM
I'll try swapping cassettes. I've got a nearly new 12/21 Ultegra cassette that I'll try and see if it makes a difference. I could put it on an old set of Sun rims with tubs. It would be nice to ride tubs again, haven't done it for about a year and a half. This is a good excuse, anyway.