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    click-click, click-click (nnc)

    so i've had my Long Haul Trucker to two different shops to look into the click that i'm hearing around the BB. only happens when i apply more than 75% pressure on the pedals - soft pedaling makes no click-click.

    i'm ready to replace the BB. this is the worst noise ever.
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Any Teflon tape on the BB threads?

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    so replace the bb, tape / grease the threads thoroughly, grease / torque the cranks as appropriate...
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    Check your shoes/cleats too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstrax
    Any Teflon tape on the BB threads?
    none.
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstrax
    Check your shoes/cleats too.
    it click-clicks with flip flops, different pedals, and different rider. the BB started clicking with less than 100 miles on it. i'd hate to replace the BB and the noise is still there... it only does it when the left crank is at about 9 oclock. checked the derail, the derail cable, checked the that crank arms are tight - no dice.

    i don't have a crank arm puller or the weirdo tool for the BB otherwise i'd tape the BB
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    If you have another set of pedals, you can rule that out in a couple of minutes.
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    Teflon tape fixes many, many clicks and creaks.
    Go buy the tools or take the bike to a shop.
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    I had a similar issue a while back....thought it was the BB...then the seatpost....ended up being a barely tightened rear skewer...after the shop worked on it, no less. Soft pedal no noise....hammer and there it was again. YMMV.
    "Indecision may or may not be my problem."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tconrady
    I had a similar issue a while back....thought it was the BB...then the seatpost....ended up being a barely tightened rear skewer...after the shop worked on it, no less. Soft pedal no noise....hammer and there it was again. YMMV.
    Wasn't me! I never touched his bike!
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    Still, it felt great and I felt like I was sitting on some kind of vibrator -Touch0Gray

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius
    Wasn't me! I never touched his bike!
    Those aren't pillows!
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    Never discount anything and never trust where it sounds like it is coming from. Check chainring bolts and BB first. Chainring bolts are often overlooked and often the source of the clicks. Like TCon said skewers can also be the culprit and still sound like it's coming from the bb area. I had a constant click last year and it ended up being the crankarm and bb axle were separating..
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    My click click click turned out to be a loose spoke.
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

    Don't make me go all honey badger on your ass

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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen
    My click click click turned out to be a loose spoke.
    Mine turned out to be psychosis...
    Other countries need to stop hatin' or we'll unfriend them. - Christine

    Apparently I left my reading comprehension glasses in my ass. - DrRoebuck

    Still, it felt great and I felt like I was sitting on some kind of vibrator -Touch0Gray

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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnA
    Never discount anything and never trust where it sounds like it is coming from. Check chainring bolts and BB first
    checked the chainring bolts, skewers, etc. i even checked the front derail. i put it in a stand and can reproduce the noise by simply turning the cranks by hand - it's the BB for sure. i'll take it to the shop and have them put some tape on it.
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    I had similar too, checked everything. Sound went away after a few hundred miles. Still using that same BB on new build today, and it's silent.
    I have a single track mind

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    i was thinking i should ignore it.
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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    Get some noise cancelling headphones. What did the two shops do?

    My guess is it's the cheap plastic cups used to hold the bb in place. Tape or grease those threads. There is also the surface between the cups and the bb shell. Grease that surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlatyPius
    Mine turned out to be psychosis...
    I take a pill for that......
    It's all fun and games until someone ends up in a cone.

    Don't make me go all honey badger on your ass

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    Mine ended up being crank-arm bolts. Tight wasn't tight enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snapdragen
    I take a pill for that......
    Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop taking Thorazine.
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    problem solved
    poast count +1
    But .... a long NNC session and jerkin' the gherkin to some old-school pr0n... not necessarily in that order. Much cheaper than H&B. JustTooBig
    mtymxdh is right... you have been scammed my dear. Creakyknees

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    Quote Originally Posted by asciibaron
    checked the chainring bolts, skewers, etc. i even checked the front derail. i put it in a stand and can reproduce the noise by simply turning the cranks by hand - it's the BB for sure. i'll take it to the shop and have them put some tape on it.
    How can you reproduce the sound in the stand if it requires 75% effort?

    Also, my Shimano cranks come off without an extractor: you just need the special tool for wrenching the external bearings, which is like 8 bucks. I don't know if that's the case with the Andel cranks though.
    C'est dommage que je sois un ignorant, car je vous citerais une foule de choses ; mais je ne sais rien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ibashii
    How can you reproduce the sound in the stand if it requires 75% effort?
    i stood next to the bike and push down hard.
    -Steve
    Quote Originally Posted by Chain
    Next time, save your energy for tomorrows ride and try not to come in 6th.

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