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Clicking Kestrel(9 posts)

Clicking KestrelAFred
Jan 28, 2002 9:15 AM
I recently purchased a used (2001) Kestrel 200 SCi and upgraded the gruppo to Shimano Dura Ace, but left the Ultegra cranks and Cane Creek Cronos on. Whenever I stand on climbs or push hard on the cranks to sprint I hear this clicking noise that sounds like it's coming from the bottom bracket.

I've checked the cranks/chainrings for tightness and the derailluers for chain slap without resolving this problem. I thought it may be my weight (175#)on the aero wheels, but they are tight, true and properly dished.

What could this clicking noise be?
Check your stem boltsAlex-in-Evanston
Jan 28, 2002 9:22 AM
The bb isn't the only thing that gets torqued harder on a climb.

Good luck,

clean/grease/lube peadals and cleats...naff geezer
Jan 28, 2002 9:45 AM
if that fails and you are still sure that the creaking is comming from downthere you just may have to pop open th bottom bracket and have a look.

good luck
clean/grease/lube peadals and cleats...AFred
Jan 28, 2002 11:35 AM
The pedals are brand new Richie Road Logic, a model which I use on all my bikes. The right one has given me problems, though, with the engagement mechanism. I'll check it out, but I suspect that I'll be doing exploratory surgery on the BB before too long. I thought the Shimano BB's were pretty tough stuff. Thanks.
re: Clicking KestrelDave Hickey
Jan 28, 2002 11:51 AM
Try removing the BB and cleaning and regreasing everything. I have a LOOK KG286 that's a similar design to the Kestrel and I have the same problem. I cannot tell you why it works, but it solved my problem. I remove and clean the BB every 2 months.
Check Spoke Tension (nm)Chen2
Jan 28, 2002 12:03 PM
re: Clicking Kestrelbikenut
Jan 28, 2002 1:21 PM
I had a similar clicking noise on my Kestrel with an Ultegra bottom bracket. I removed the BB cleaned and greased the threads, wrapped them with teflon tape and put it back together. Voila, no noise for the past year.
Hope this helps.
check your cleat tightnessJames
Jan 28, 2002 11:03 PM
My Sidi's were making a really annoying noise, A click every pedal. so i tightened every screw on the adaptor plates and it stopped.
I have been fooled by noises that i figured were the BB, But ended up to be things way off from that. just tinker with one thing at a time.
Check for cracks too, I have the same bike and kick it's ass at 220LB, One of my best friends(ex-Kestrel employee, He made the fixture for drilling the h2o bottle cages) told me to always check.
re: Clicking KestrelBerndog
Jan 29, 2002 4:39 AM
Loosed Pedal? NM