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THAT NOISE IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!.............HELP!!!!!!(11 posts)

THAT NOISE IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!.............HELP!!!!!!slowtwitch
Jul 31, 2002 8:44 AM
There is a "clicking' noise that seems to be emenating from my BB. I recently relpaced the BB because it was worn. I am fairly confident it is adjusted properly. (Dura Ace BB7700). The noise was there previous to me replacing the BB. I sufficiently lubed the spline and threads on the spindle. The noise only occurs when spplying high torque ANY IDEAS???

Set-up: 2001 Cannondale R3000 (Time Slice Full Carbon Fork). Dura Ace. Mavic Kysyrium. Cinneli Nerve Bar. 3T Forgie Stem. Speedplay X2 (SIDI Energy). Stock post
check the chainring bolts (n m)ColnagoFE
Jul 31, 2002 8:54 AM
Crank fixing bolt torque? (nm)cory
Jul 31, 2002 8:57 AM
re: THAT NOISE IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!.............HELP!!!!!!curlybike
Jul 31, 2002 9:24 AM
There have been oodles of threads about bb noise on this and the components board. Search back through them and you will get plenty of help.
my problemsishmael
Jul 31, 2002 10:45 AM
Ive had noises many times which seemed to come from the bb but turned out to be something else. First it ended up being the kyserium front skewer needed to be cranked really tight(i got tighter tightening skewers by salsa). Next it ended up being the front derailer clamp wasn't tight. And the latest Ive found to be the cable hitting the headtube. It all sounded like the bb to me. This isnt including seat and post noises which happend the most but are easily ruled out by standing. In each instance a bike store told me I needed to buy something.
Try tightening your pedals to the crank arms.cydswipe
Jul 31, 2002 12:29 PM
I had a horrible noise from what I thought was my BB. I checked around and found this advice. Tighten you pedals. It sounds crazy, it worked for me. good Luck!!
also could be worn cleats(nm)rufus
Jul 31, 2002 5:10 PM
re: THAT NOISE IS DRIVING ME NUTS!!.............HELP!!!!!!Tarheel71
Jul 31, 2002 5:44 PM
Once you get enough miles on the Speedplays, even with regular lubing, you will eventually get a light but annoying click once every crank revolution coming from the bearings. It sometimes varies with the pressure on the pedals, as you have noticed, and may go away occasionally.
But I'm betting that's what you're hearing. The first time
it started on one of my bikes, I checked every thing on the bike trying to find the source. It sounded like a cable hitting something once every rev. or maybe the inner chain ring hitting the chainstay. Early on, you might make it go away by using your speedy luber on the pedal, but I've found that the clicking returns fairly quickly. Of course, if your Speedplays are fairly new, this may not be your problem at all.
Yet another possibility...KEN2
Jul 31, 2002 6:26 PM
I too though I had BB issues (click-click-click noise, only when pedaling), but after exhausting other possibilities, mine recently turned out to be... the saddle rails in my Selle Italia Max Flite Trans Am saddle, moving ever so slightly (not against the seatpost), but inside the seat where they're attached.
and another possibility...Slip Stream
Aug 1, 2002 4:04 AM
It took nearly a year to chase a creaking while pedalling noise to the seatpost. All that had to be done to eliminate the noise was cleaning excess grease off the seatpost.

You might want to check your quick release wheel tension, also.
Cannondales make noise!jtlmd
Jul 31, 2002 7:12 PM
I've owned 3 Cannondales previously. All developed noises in the bottom bracket area within a few years. I believe it is the nature of their aluminum frames. Later I learned from some local bike mechanics that Cannondales are known to develop such noises over time. I don't buy Cannondales anymore.