My bike is making a clicking sound on every downstroke of the left crank. Here's a recording I took while out on a ride: https://soundcloud.com/jugdish/20210309-1510-recording-2-edit/s-x5znI4sdTPu
It gets worse with more force, like when climbing.
I will admit I was the last one to put the cranks on and I didn't have a torque wrench, but I'm pretty certain I got them on securely. At least there is no lateral play in the cranks.
I'm thinking that leaves either the pedal bearings or the bottom bracket as the cause? Does anyone have any other ideas? Is there a good way to diagnose whether the pedals are the cause without having to buy new ones?
- Crankset is a Shimano 105, two-piece compression slotted, non self extracting
- Bottom bracket is Shimano SM-BBR60, about 5 years old.
- Pedals were replaced due to pitted bearings about 3 years ago.