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Why are my pedal cleats rattling?

I have used SPD cleats and pedals for many years. Recently I've noticed that a particular combination of pedals and shoes are rattling when I pedal normally. Other combinations rattle less. The pedals ...
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SPD Pedal/Cleat Grinding Noise

I have some third party SPD pedals that have worked for years. Recently the drive side pedal is creaking/grinding. I don't know what it is. Anybody have a clue how to fix this? What should I try? ...
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Clunk/Knock noise when pedaling

I recently bought a new mountain bike and when I pedal, sometimes (almost randomly) I will hear a clunk or a knock come from the bike. It usually only happens once or twice, but I worry because it ...
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Periodic bang on bike freewheel

First of all, this is a great community :) I have bought a trek FX 1 Stagger recently, and there is one problem which I’m not sure how to address. There is a noise coming out of the freewheel whenever ...
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Weird noise when pedalling

I noticed a weird noise when pedalling. I had my road bike with me when traveling (airplane), and I just came back from a trip. I only had to take the wheels off when packing it. Once I assembled the ...
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Clicking/popping sound supposedly coming from the seat tube area

I have a recurring issue with an annoying sound that seems to come from the seat tube/post area. Upon riding on bumpy or rough roads, I can hear a clicking sound whose rhythm seems to follow the ...
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Merach MR 667 Exercise Bike Quic Sound?

I have Merach MR 667 Exercise Bike. It worked very well for year, suddenly it started making a sound in a pedal. Sound seems like some friction between metal or quic sound. Has anyone have any Idea ...
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New tire tube and grinding noise?

I punctured my tire tube so i had to remove my back wheel out and replaced the tube, when reassembled, derailleurs started making grinding noises. I checked where the sound was coming and it was ...
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Bike pedaling makes cracking noise under middle or high load

Can this be related to bottom bracket bearings of Race Face BB92, PressFit? The chain is freshly lubricated and quite a new one. No noice is produced when pedalling with low load or not pedalling. ...
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Grinding from rear of bike while pedalling

The rear of my bike is making a grinding noise while pedalling. There's no noise without the downward pressure of being on it and it's only grinding while I pedal. Any suggestions please ?
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New chain -no grinding , new cassette and chain -grinding

I've got a second hand bike. Doubt it ever had a chain replaced. Before I replaced the chain, it had an awful grinding sound. On replacement the machine worked perfectly and smoothly. (It's a Shimano ...
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Tick sound develops after riding 5-10 min

I have a single tick sound that occurs when pressure is applied to the right pedal while riding, but it’s not audible until 5-10 minutes into a ride. Any ideas what could cause the time delay?
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Irregular whirring sound from bicycle

I’m not sure if this is the right place to ask - I’m just a casual bicycle rider and I only use my bike to commute. I bought one of the cheapest bicycles I could find ($170) and I’ve been using it ...
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What could the source of this ticking sound be?

I have an annoying ticking sound that I need some help with. I've read through a lot of suggestions online and two bike shops have failed to solve it. The bike is a brand new custom build (Trek Emonda ...
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Do I have to remove the bearings to grease a front end ping/creak/gong noise?

EDIT: here's a photo. I removed everything except the bearings. Last spring I was annoyed by some front end noise so I disassembled and greased everything from the handlebar clamp and bolts down to ...
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Locating a Horrendous Intermittent Screeching Noise

This noise started after I washed my bike (using only a garden hose) last winter. It's intermittent and I have zero control over when it happens or how loud although pounding the front wheel on the ...
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Rattling Brake Lever

I have a gravel bike with drop bars and combo brake/shifter levers. It's only about a year old, but at some point in the last year the right brake lever started rattling if I'm not holding it. It's ...
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Tricks for finding tick tick noise while pedaling

I’ve been trying to get rid of a ticking noise. I think my next steps are: a) check the chain ring for damage, and/or b) Check the chain for damage, and/or c) look for frame cracks I don’t have ...
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Clicking noise problem

I started having clicking noises when I pedal hard. I tried to isolate the problem, and that's what I found. The clicking happens when I push on the pedal as shown in this video: ...
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Noisy bottom bracket SHIMANO BB-RS500

About a year ago I've got this Stevens Supreme fitted with Shimano Tiagra BB-RS500 bottom bracket. In less than 2 months it started clicking and screeching loudly which only had gotten worse over time....
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Cracking noise coming from front gear when pushing on the pedals hard

Usually when the chain is on the biggest gear, whenever I push the pedals too hard, i hear a "cracking" sound from the front gear. I am not sure how to describe the sound, it sounds kinda ...
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Front hub motor makes clacking noise only when nut tightened

I have a Bafang SWXK2 e-bike front hub motor. It has been use for 7 years, about 10 000 km ridden and has worked well so far. But now it is making a clacking noise. Symptoms: Clacking noise ...
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Odd chirpy noise, not chain or pulleys

So I have this familiar chirpy/twittery noise coming from drivetrain. It is under load on a down push on left crank, per revolution, lighter pedaling less noticeable. It's definitely not the usual ...
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Tektro hydraulic disc brakes chatter under load

I bought a second-hand bike in good condition, however the hydraulic brakes chatter under braking load. Check it out: https://youtube.com/shorts/hdDmeGFhjgk?feature=share It's a Kona Splice with ...
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BB386 bottom bracket - clicking noise once per rotation

I've been posting quite some videos about defects on my bike her recently, so I seem to be a winning streak. On my last ride, a strange noise started to occur on my bike. Might be that it was ...
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Cracking noise when turning handlebars

update: I've taken the headset apart, cleaned it, regreased it and reassembled everything. It's been fine since. The bike has sealed cartridge bearings, so I'm not sure what it was - it's not like ...
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Shimano 105 R5800 - Noise on largest cog?

Today, I had a weird problem with my road bike's rear derailleur. During an event (which was a 2-hour climb up an Alpine summit), I got a noise when riding in the smallest gear. It has a R5800 105 ...
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Diagnosing and fixing a noisy seatpost

I am having problems understanding the source of a noise. I would describe the noise as a intermittent crack or click that seems to come from where the seatpost encounters the frame. It stops when I ...
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Why is my Nexus 7 "grinding" when coasting?

I have a brand new Nexus 7-speed IGH which is making a horrible grinding noise when coasting. It also "sticks" a little when backpedaling (i.e. doesn't immediately freewheel; I don't know ...
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Chain goes slack in gear 5-10 and very noisey hum

When I’m coasting downhill >35 kph and chain is in gears 5-10 and I hit a bump the chain goes slack, a very loud irritating hum/vibration sound is emitted from the rear wheel until either I pedal ...
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Adjusting road bike to Wahoo Kickr: is this chain noise from cross-chaining, or do I need to index the gears?

I've got an 8-speed Mérida road bike (that is, 2x8, 2 front, 8 rear) that I'm fitting to a 2020 (v5) Kickr that I just bought new. I am learning about some bike mechanic stuff that despite many years ...
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Clicking / cracking noise rotating crank MTB

Suddenly during the ride, strange cracking noise started to happen. It happens even without a chain. The crank seems to rotate smoothly otherwise. There are more cracking noises when rotating forward. ...
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Roller Brake squeeking, even after body replacement

I have a Bakfiets with a roller brake system from Shimano (BR-C6000-F-DX). The Front started making squeaking noises in the winter, so I bought the special Shimano Braking Lube, opened the brake, ...
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Carbon Bianchi Road bike making vibrating/rubbing noise when descending

My Bianchi Road bike is having a very strange issue, almost every time I am descending especially down a steep hill it starts to make a really loud rubbing/vibrating sort of noise yet as soon as I ...
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Tandem creaking when captain pedals hard

I'm used to single rider bikes, but new to tandems. We have a specific creak that I (as captain) can also feel through the pedals. It's on every strong stroke of the captain's pedals, left or right, ...
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Is Nexus 7 supposed to be silent?

I almost bought an e-bike with a belt drive and a Nexus 7 hub today (link to bike). It's my first experience with gear hubs, I've chosen it (over derailleur) for the sake of easy switching in the city ...
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Squeak coming from rear wheel

I have a single speed bicycle that is less than one year old and probably has a mileage less than 100 km / 60 mi. I've recently noticed that the back wheel on the bicycle is giving out a a squeak on ...
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Sound from front of bike

I am hearing a sound coming from the area around the front rotor. It sounds kind of like the sound a baby bird might make. It occurs whether I am pedaling or not. I put some marksalot on the disc on ...
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Popping sound source

I have a mountain bike and when I am pedaling, it produces an annoying popping(creak) sound. Any ideas for the source? The sound comes from the area shown in the picture. Here is a sound file with ...
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Shimano 105 rear derailleur is very noisy on bigger cogs

my Shimano RD-5800-GS rear derailleur is very noisy on bigger cogs, especially when being in the bigger chainring at the front. On smaller cogs it's not so bad. I had this problem with it since i ...
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Clunking noise on Schwinn Meridian

I have a brand new Schwinn Meridian 26" 7 speed. I had a bike shop assemble it. It works fine but a clunking noise comes from the back end when I am riding it. Solutions?
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Can freewheel of coaster brake be used in combination with derailleur?

There is "coaster brake" mechanism, it consists of not only brake, but also of freewheel. As can be seen in answers in Why there are no or few bicycles with coaster brake and external speed ...
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Bottom cartridge noise

I have a Shimano UN26 cartridge bottom bracket (68 x 123) now making a noise but cannot detect any wobble on the non-drive side at the same position around 11 o’clock position. I’ve checked ...
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Bike chain making clicking noise when pedaling (both when pedaling hard and easy)

The bike is making a clicking noise when I sit on it and pedal. The problem is a lot less obvious when I put it up and try to spin the crank, but when I try to spin the crank with some resistance ...
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Strange noises when using brakes

Im pretty much devastated already. The wheel making this strange scritching noises when I use my brakes. If I block the wheel by brakes and move the wheel back and forth, it will sound the same. The ...
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How to silence freehub on DT Swiss Spline wheels?

I just finished building a new gravel/commuting bike. For this build, I have bought a pair of DT Swiss Spline C 1800. However as I switched from an early 80's Peugeot bike to this new gravel, I ...
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What's Wrong With My Bike? Squeaking or Squealing Noises?

I made a video of it so hopefully someone will watch it and help me out.
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Freehub is making loud noises and is randomly engaging/binding

My freewheel recently started making some faint weird noises. I didn't pay much attention because everything was working fine. But as time went on, it started getting worse and worse. The noise was ...
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Vibration and buzzing when pedaling

I have a Sports Inc BZSF3 which is relatively new (hasn't been more than a year). Whenever I am pedaling it starts making a really loud buzz and I feel a vibration. What I've noticed is when I'm ...
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My bike is making a grinding noise when I ride

So recently whenever I am riding my bike and I push down to a certain point, my bike makes a grinding noise and I can feel the main frame grinding as well, I can't seem to identify where it is coming ...
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