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A 70's/80's Roadmaster Pursuit bike makes a clicking noise when turning right. It doesn't make any noise when riding straight or turning left. It doesn't seem to matter how close the turn is. I have checked the headset and all bearings are fine. I checked the axle and that is fine too. I cleaned and greased both and still makes the noise. Any suggestions as to what else could it be causing it?

  • Good work so far, but break it down some more. Does the front wheel click when turning right, or is it the handlebars turning to the right that click? – Criggie May 9 '17 at 4:35
  • If you lift the front of the bike off the ground and spin the wheel while standing still, does it click? This is testing the axle/cones/bearings and whether weight on the wheel affects it. – Criggie May 9 '17 at 4:35
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    Obviously, the bike just wants to be used on an indoor track! – David Richerby May 9 '17 at 10:22
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    As @Criggie suggested, I flipped the front wheel and the clicking noise is gone. Turning right or left, no more clicking. .. – Baratier ErebusDuHalm May 15 '17 at 2:46
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    OK something's wrong with the bearings in the front hub. Time for a rebuild - clean out the old grease, and fit new bearings. It'll take time more than cost. – Criggie May 15 '17 at 3:36

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