Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

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Eddy Merckx EMX-1 about a month old

Postby huffalotpuffalot » Sat Sep 10, 2011 20:21 pm

I have noticed after going out for the first time on a ride that where the front forks connect to the frame as shown in the video there seems to be some movement. You can hear the noise it makes when i lift the frame and put it down again. When riding, under breaking the front end judders a little bit. I tried tightening the allen screw at the top of the handle bars which seems to be as tight as it can go. It may be this is normal to have some give but felt a little weird to me. You cant really see it but when i lift the bike the frame just seems to move forward slightly.

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Postby huffalotpuffalot » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:45 pm

I took the bike down to the LBS (Putney Cycles) who very kindly had a look for me and agreed something was quite right. He promptly took the headset apart and put it back together again which seems to resolved the situation. Can only assume that it had not be tightened up properly. Anyway no noise and safe riding.
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Postby WTF » Fri Sep 16, 2011 22:06 pm

Loud clicking noise started 20 miles in for about another 20 miles stopped bike and removed chain which finally pinpointed bottom bracket bearings.
BB30 on a Focus Cayo with about 800 miles dry use.
Strangely it went away as quick as it started but replacements were sought and fitted thereafter and seem to be fine since although I am not impressed with the longevity of BB30.

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Re: Clicking at the front end

Postby eastern promise » Tue Nov 08, 2011 22:43 pm

Heavymental wrote:Might be the computer magnet knocking against the sensor. Wheels will flex a bit under the circumstances you describe. I found that the sensor had moved slightly closer to the spokes, due to a knock or slipping, and so any slight deviation in the wheel caused the magnet to catch on the sensor making a sound like a spoke twanging. Happened when climbing hard or sprinting out of the saddle.

I have the same noise sounds like it's the magnet on the soles knocking the sensor on the forks. It only comes on when I am giving the bike some welly. Do you think that the wheels are a bit soft and are stiffer wheels faster / more efficient? I have a 2010 Colnago Ace with the standard Campag Khamsin wheels

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby tom_g92 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 21:34 pm

I have just bought my brand new lovely 2011 Cannondale CAAD 10 105, ridden it twice and it's a beauty, one concern I do have though it that when I go over some rough patches I can hear a slight jingling noise coming from around the top of the fork area I think, any ideas pleaseee?
thanks.

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby andyjday » Sun Jan 01, 2012 16:24 pm

ive had creaks where the mech cables enter the adjusters mounted at the front of the frame. as the hadle bars move around, the ferules on the ennds ofvthe cables rub around on the inside of the adjusters (metal on metal ). put an ear to it, it took me a while to find it, thought it was initially the spacers on the fork steerer.

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Postby Catfish » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:59 pm

Heavymental wrote:
campagsarge wrote:I had a creaking noise the other day and could not work out where it was coming. After a while I eventually found it was coming from my cleats rubbing on the metal plate on the pedals.

I have Time Impact pedals.


How did you fix it Sarge?

I had the same on my A520 SPD's and a bit of finish line chain lube on the contact points solved it. The creaking was getting loud and very annoying at that point but seems to be silent now.


I to had the same problem with M520 SPD's, this was down to the alloy contact points being worn down by the hard sole on my DHB M1's.

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby frosty99 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:06 pm

Click from the pedals:

I've noticed a clicking over my last few rides, I think I've isolated it to the pedals. It stops when I stop pedaling, and in my normal pedal stroke it occurs at 10 o clock, if i point my toes right forward it occurs at 12 o clock. So I think I can exclude crank/bb etc

I have shimano r450 pedals and tried turning up the tension quite high to see if that changed anything, it hasnt really changed it.

Its only a quiet click and if I'm chatting or daydreaming I dont hear it but like any noise from the bike my ears get tuned into it and it bugs me a little bit, so not particularly concerned but if anyone has any ideas for an obvious cause/solution I'd much appreciate it.

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Postby Will Nunez » Mon Feb 20, 2012 14:58 pm

Went for a ride yesterday and all I can do is describe the noise as a squeal.

First thought was brakes, but when squealing i feel no drag on wheels. Loosened each brake and squealing still occured randomly, but only down hill.

Thought it was triggered by brakes but think this is coincidence (ie i use brakes when going downhill and it only happens down hill)

Fellow rider felt the noise was coming from BB but squealing is there when crank static.

I cant locate noise ie wether its front or rear. But did notice that back pedalling did trigger it on one occassion. Am wondering if its rear wheel bearing related or freewheel related. It is totally random and once i stop and start again it has gone.

Any ideas? Wheels are Aksium and have 5000 miles with all original parts, same with Chainset all at 5000 miles
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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby nzcyclist » Fri Mar 09, 2012 07:30 am

Hi just today my two largest sprockets have randomly locked out, so I can no longer change into either of them. How could I fix this?

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby nzcyclist » Fri Mar 09, 2012 07:38 am

Today my two largest sprockets locked out and now I am unable to use them. How can I fix this?

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby Phil Russell » Mon Apr 02, 2012 15:07 pm

Annoying 'tick' every pedal revolution. Could not trace it, everything seemed perfect when I checked the bike over... no noises. Sometimes it was not there when riding as well. Then decided to watch what was happening when I rode and all was clear ... the tick noise was a shoe lace clicking against the crank arm. Maybe worth checking.
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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby Ringo 68 » Wed May 02, 2012 14:31 pm

I have a strange clunk/creaking noise coming from my new Cube Agree. I am finding it hard to even pinpoint the area that it is coming from.

It only seems to happen when I am spinning along (it seems to coincide with the turning of the peddles) and if I get out of the saddle it will stop. There is also no noise when going up hills or giving it a bit of welly. I would say that 80% of time there is no problems at all.

On my first ride on the bike, a short 15 mile run just to see what it was like, I can't remember hearing it. Since then I have lowered the saddle by a couple of mm's and added a bottle cage. I have tested the tightness of the relevant bolts and they seem fine.

I know I can take it back to the shop but I would rather have a go at finding the source myself.
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Re: tight on the skewer!

Postby Gilly6333 » Mon May 14, 2012 20:11 pm

vitesse169 wrote:as has been previously stated, creaks & clunks can come from the fork drop outs. i find a little grease on the inside of the drop outs and not so tight on the skewer...


I have creak and clunk from the back skewer when im out of the saddle and under load...I find i need to have the skewer quite tight on my Giant Defy 1 to get rid of it!..I havent tried the grease on the inside of the drop out....does it work? and does it matter that the skewer is tight?

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby DavidBelcher » Tue May 15, 2012 08:19 am

I've not been active on the site for a while but have a headset question someone might be able to assist with - my 'cross bike has a Miche Primato 1" threadless assembly (needle roller bearings) that's around 12 months old. I recently re-greased and re-installed it and whilst the action is lovely and smooth with no play (nor any binding), I'm sure the rotation of it seems noisier than I recall. I'm wondering if this is down to the frame, which is made of TIG-welded Columbus Foco tubes with extremely thin walls - as such the frame seems to amplify any noises that would otherwise be insignificant (front gear changes, cables 'pinging' against the frame, gravel bouncing off the frame etc.). My road bike has a lugged/brazed Reynolds 653 frame with a similar needle roller headset (Stronglight) which performs equally well, only with the slightest noise in comparison. :?

Thanks in advance for ideas.

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby Fatini999 » Thu May 24, 2012 21:42 pm

Ive got an issue :/ every time i push hard with my left crank a creak is made (climbing hard provokes it)...so when i got home i pushed on the crank and the same creak came from the cassette... whats going on!?

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby Fatini999 » Fri May 25, 2012 20:59 pm

Fatini999 wrote:Ive got an issue :/ every time i push hard with my left crank a creak is made (climbing hard provokes it)...so when i got home i pushed on the crank and the same creak came from the cassette... whats going on!?


Problem solved- if any of you have this issue, check the dork disc on the spokes, they rub sometimes and squeak while doing so :/

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby xscreamsuk » Fri May 25, 2012 21:05 pm

Currently I have a recent creak from crank area on hard pedalling. Taken off and re greased pedals and chain ring bolts. Still there, not the saddle as it's the same with no seatpost in. Have given BB and crank area a GT 85 tonight and will let it soak. Booked in for full service next week in readiness for Etape. It's less than a year old but done 6000 plus miles, but well looked after. Hope it's quiet on Tour of Peak Sunday!

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby extrusion » Fri May 25, 2012 21:53 pm

Anyone get a lot of noise/vibration when going over rough roads? From the front, ive presumed its the cables on carbon forks/frame but wondered if its normal??

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Re: Creakings, clickings, tickings, clankings and knockings.

Postby Rita » Tue May 29, 2012 21:40 pm

Hi all,

I have a clunking noise coming from the front of my bike

It only happens when I'm out of the saddle when climbing.

I have tightened the bearing on my 4 months old Mavic ksyrium elite wheels

Also checked for loose spokes and botton bracket

I have changed the 2 bearings in the heatset as well

Did anyone have this problem or know what the hell is happening, its driving me mad.

The bike is a Full Carbon Ridley Noah with alu bars(cheap bars)

This is a pic of the bike
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/picture. ... reid=11860

Thanks for reading this.

Shane


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