Advice Please - Clicking and popping sound

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  1. smcclain65

    smcclain65 New Member

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    So I have a small issue that is more irritating than anything. I have a constant click and pop sound coming from the front end of my road bike. At first I thought it was only happening in the saddle so I removed the seat post and cleaned, but did not grease since it is carbon and re-tightened it by advice of my LBS. But now seems like that did not help as well as it is now making the same noise when I ride out of the saddle as well. Any pointers? Advice?

    I have a 2009 trek 1.5, carbon seat post and carbon fork. roughly about 2000 miles since buying in early spring. Also I weigh about 235, maybe that is causing the issue.
     
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    davereo Well-Known Member

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    Is the nut on the valve stem tight?
    Is the magnetic target for your cycloputer hitting the sensor on its way by?
    Brake cables tapping against each other and or the frame sometimes cause irratating clicking noises. Reach out and grab your cables in your hand while riding see if it eliminates the noise. If so it can be corrected by adding adhesive frame protectors or shortening your cable housings.
     
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    I get a sort of a clicking noise from the bottom bracket area on my Fuji hybrid. It seems to be there to stay and occurs at the same point in my pedal stroke every time around.
     
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    smcclain65 New Member

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    thanks for the suggestions, i tightened the nut on valve stem, and also checked my magnet and brake cables, still the same sound.
     
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    smcclain65 New Member

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    Seems to be getting worse, it may be the bottom bracket or the carbon fork
     
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    smcclain65 New Member

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    Just for anyone one else who has this sound or just plain info. The sound was actually coming from my pedals, i tightened the spring on the clipless pedals on both sides and it seems like the sound has stopped for now, i will know more tomorrow when i ride again. Thanks for all the help.
     
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    I had the same symptoms, I took it to the bike shop, they removed the bottom bracket, cleaned it out and lubed it, buttoned everything back up and it rides great, no noise.
     
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    Okay i guess i will have to take it in to the shop, seems like the sound is back and now worse, i have lubed and tightened everything that i can think of. Guess it is the bottom bracket.
     
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    maydog Well-Known Member

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    I have an occasional click from the front when riding out of the saddle, its the front axle/quick release. The Axle has (had) ridges in the face to hold it to the metal dropouts of the fork. They are worn pretty smooth. I have been able to get it to go away in the past by making sure the quick release was really tight and putting some thread locker on the face of the axle nuts.
     
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    I did re tighten the skewer on the quick release and also lubed it but have not rode since yesterday. i will ride tomorrow and see if that cures the issue.
     
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    Check to see if the screws holding your chain rings to your crank are tight. If you are using the large chain ring all the time try shifting to the small chain ring and see if the noise stops. The small noises can be the biggest nuisances.
     
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