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Help with noise on my bike!


Stumpmeister

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Hi guys

 

I need help with a noise on my bike, I have a XTC with Crossride wheels on and I have a click or cracking noise under breaking or hard pedaling coming from the back. If I get of and hold in the rear brake and force the bike forward and backwards the bike makes this noise to and it feels like its coming from the rear hub or brake or QR. Funny that I also have it when I pedal hard. I have taken everything apart already and the bike shop to but it keeps on coming back. Any ideas what I can do to solve this problem.

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  • Loose cassette
  • Hub bearings moeg
  • Excessive bearing play in axel or freehub bearings
  • QR too loose
  • Rear axel locknuts not seated properly against frame
  • Lubricate & torque seatpost clamp
  • Lubricate & torque water bottle holder brackets on seatpost (if any)
  • Brake pads properly secured with split pin/screw pin
  • Get someone to listen while you work the bike
  • Good luck en sterkte

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take a very good look at the welds around the BB and around any linkages on your seat stays or chainstays, or where the seatstay and chainstays are welded to the rest of the frame (rear axle side, BB and seat tube). This is in addition to what KDT cycle suggested.

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I am reading now that it could be the rear hub, when it was new it was clicking very loudly and now its very quit when you are freewheeling. I will have the hun checked plus look at all the stuff you guys said. Thanks for the advise so far.

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  • QR too loose

 

Allow me to add (from personal experience):

  • Clean QR, lube the QR mechanism and the thread.
  • Clean and lube dropouts.
  • Lubricate the saddle clamp bolt (not the seat-post clamp)

I've had many creaks that turned out to be fixed by those first two in particular.

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earplugs.

 

or earphones with loud music...that normally drowns out any noise on th bike..specially when riding with wife...

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You sure its coming from the back? Sometimes these noises have the tendancy to travel! I'll check the headset and stem bolts first. Re-grease them and refit.

Edited by Reg Lizard
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Also had a noise that I could not located eventually found the problem, it was the seat steel rails were it go in to the plastic of the seat, I lube them now after each wash and noise are gone

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