Bicycles Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people who build and repair bicycles, people who train cycling, or commute on bicycles. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I asked a similar question related to slipping gears here:

but now I no longer get slipping, but clicking noise when the pedals are rotated either forward or backward direction, but not when coasting and the pedals are not moving. When in low gear, the clicking is faster and slower in high gear.

Could this clicking be the chain clicking on the sprockets of the gears? What is the source of this noise and how can I fix it? My other Townie 8i does not have this noise.

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

It can be many issues, but a click in the hub which is a rotary noise, is usually the Chain guard or the dust cap on the hub behind the cog which has popped out of place, or possibly cracked.

The noise is not detrimental to the safety of the bike, but you should find a shop that has experience repairing these hubs, and get them to do a rebuild.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.