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sometimes a click in bottom of right pedal stroke(12 posts)

sometimes a click in bottom of right pedal strokeishmael
Jun 10, 2002 6:56 AM
Ive tightened the pedals and cranks and all the screws in shoe cleats could it be the bb. I wouldve thought that was more of a creak that would resonate throught the frame than a quiet tick. It comes and goes, will it damage something if I dont fix it.
your bottom bracket is about to separate!!EpicX
Jun 10, 2002 7:10 AM
what kind of pedals? are your cleats worn? worn front cleats on time pedals can make a clicking sound. how regular is the click? is it on EVERY pedal stroke or just every 3rd or 4th? might be a bad link in your chain.
your bottom bracket is about to separate!!ishmael
Jun 10, 2002 8:00 AM
its every stroke, but only sometimes (if that makes sense). Its not the chain. speedplay cleats.
re: sometimes a clickDaveL
Jun 10, 2002 7:35 AM
I had a similar problem and it turned out to be a fitting in my shoe, underneith where the cleat is secured - two little sliding parts, for gosh sakes! Noises like that are a whip to chase down. It just damaged my psyche, hope your click is not dangerous.
check the chainsurf
Jun 10, 2002 8:01 AM
I thought the same thing about the BB but then looked over my chain and a link separated on one side. Lucky for me that it did not go while riding. As the chain was going through the derailer it made a click and pulled a bit. Check it out and good luck
I had a click...Stampertje
Jun 10, 2002 8:03 AM
...turned out to be my front mech cable sticking out and hitting the crank occasionally. That one wasn't too hard to fix.
had that oneishmael
Jun 10, 2002 8:20 AM
and to the fellow above- Im pretty sure its not the chain
Chainring bolts? - nmMcAndrus
Jun 10, 2002 8:24 AM
o yea I checked them to nmishmael
Jun 10, 2002 8:37 AM
re: sometimes a click in bottom of right pedal strokeMJ
Jun 10, 2002 9:12 AM
I had a similar experience clicking at bottom on right every revolution of the pedals - it's most likely your bottom bracket - it either needs to be lubed or replaced - had mine lubed and the clicking went away - now I can feel the BB grinding

you can tell if it's the cleat if you ride without cycle shoes and hear the same click at the same time every stroke
BB - lube, replace, or maybe just tighten to spec (nm)Kerry
Jun 10, 2002 5:11 PM
seatpost?John Ryder
Jun 10, 2002 7:52 PM
I had what sounds like the same thing as you did and went from a dura-ace to thomson seatpost...no more noise.