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Questions tagged [noise]

Questions referring to the cause and cessation of creaks, squeaks and other abnormal bike noises

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Loud cracking/creaking sound only when cycling uphill

I've bought a new road bike with disk brakes from Canyon (Endurace AL Disc 8.0) and have it now for a month. Since the beginning it makes a loud cracking/creaking noise. It sounds metallic, almost ...
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Hole in fork crown welding seam

Some time ago I noticed a clicking noise somewhere in headset area. Noise appears under pressure, also it clicks when I tightening the headset. First thought was that problem is with headset bearings, ...
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Rear wheel wobbles with periodic sound

My road bike currently has a nagging wobble in its rear wheel that I've been unable to determine the source of. I probably would not have noticed this had it not been for an unusual (and annoying) ...
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Bicycle noise when pedaling

When I pedal my bike, it make a very loud noise. I put a video so you can hear what it sound like: https://streamable.com/e5jl8 Further info: I tried all these steps to try to fix the problem ...
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How long does a freewheel cog last?

4 months I asked this question when I changed my chain: What can be done wrong changing the chain in a single speed? and the solution was to change the freewheel cog. I decided to "invest" in the not ...
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What are the causes of rear derailleur chain noise?

My rear derailleur is making some noise and I'm having trouble diagnosing the cause. It seems like it's coming from the rear cogs and sounds similar to chain noise. I'm re-building my bike after an ...
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Is it significant that my bike sometimes makes a “twang” sound when I hit a bump?

I recently bought a 2016 Cannondale Synapse Carbon Disc road bike, which is working great -- however I notice that occasionally when my front wheel hits a bump (e.g. a small pothole or the lip of a ...
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Wheel squeaking at slow speeds and slight play in the wheel bearings, related?

When I am pushing the bike or (lately) cycling slowly, I can hear/feel a slow squeak/skreech from the front wheel. I can feel it through the handle bars, and it isn’t quite the sound of brake pads ...
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Constant squeaking when pedalling

My bike has had an ongoing issue for a couple of months. Most of the time I pedal there is a constant squeaking noise (which I can't pinpoint but seems to be from the chain). This noise only occurs ...
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Is this regular chain/pulley noise or is there someting I should check/adjust?

Extra images I'm 99% certain the noise is coming off one or both of the derailleur pulleys, but not sure if it's to be expected or if it's irregular and something that should be fixed? Edit Just ...
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Clicking while pedaling

I recently purchased a 2nd hand bike, and I am facing a clicking noise when I pedal (under slightly higher than normal load). I feel it almost as a pair of clicks in both pedals, and I feel one click ...
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What may be the cause of a loud noise when riding?

For a fortnight I hear noise from my bike. The sound appears to originate somewhere aft. The bike in question is a disc brake equipped cyclo-cross bike (Merida CX600). Overall weight of bike, rider, ...
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Chain noise, fixed gear

This is my first bike ever assembled, I’m a total newbie. I’ve just finished to put chain/cog and did my first try of chain tensioning. All components are new, but still I don’t understand why there’...
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Loud metal sound when not pedaling

I have a very simple city bike. I have neglected it outside for a while to a level I had to take it to a repair shop manually because of a blown tire. At the shop the tire was changed and the breaks ...
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Popping/flexing, but *not* when pedaling hard

My road bike is making very noisy popping/flexing sounds when pedaling. There are multiple sounds in a semi-regular pattern with each pedal stroke, and I can feel extra movement through the pedals as ...
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What can be done wrong changing the chain in a single speed?

I changed the chain of my singlespeed. I though it was going to be something really simple and quick, but I was completely wrong... I keep getting a lot of noise while I'm pedaling (unless I go ...
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Why is my Ultegra 6600 much noisier when cross chaining compared to my Deore XT M8000?

This has been bugging me for a while. The Ultegra has no visible wear. The chain has no measurable stretch. The Deore is silent even when dirty and not oiled. The Ultegra is much noisier when freshly ...
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Bike re-assembly gear and noise issues

I had an old general purpose bike that I wanted to use exclusively with my new turbo trainer. I ended up taking it apart almost completely and of course I did not take pictures so re-assembly was a ...
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What is the loud screeching noise coming from my bike?

I can ride my bike for ~10 minutes before a very loud screeching noise starts. It only happens when I pedal; when I brake is the only time there is no sound. Once this noise starts I cannot ride my ...
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If the B-screw is too loose, would it significantly increase wear?

After installing an 11-34 cassette, it makes a grinding noise even though the B screw is all the way in. The grinding sound happens only when using the largest gear. Does the grinding sound mean that ...
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Noisy new chain

I ride a mountain bike with SRAM XX1 running gear. I changed the 11 speed SRAM chain for a 11 speed KMC chain. The new chain is noisy. It sounds as if it is grinding against something but I cannot see ...
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How do mechanics test problem that are only happening under load?

My singlespeed bike emits a creaking noise(coming from somewhere in the drivetrain) while I'm riding on it, however it doesn't when pedaling on the repair stand. This question is not about this ...
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Very loud cracking/creaking sound on the bike?

On bumps a very loud click sound comes from somewhere on my bike. When I have my weight on the seat and there is a bumpy road, it's a scary loud noise since 2 days. It developed slowly since one ...
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Creak in bottom bracket, resistance while pedalling backwards

My one year old Breezer Beltway 8+ (Gates carbon drive, eccentric bottom bracket) is starting to cause problems. Sometimes when pedaling forward, usually, but not always with high pressure, I hear ...
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Nasty noise from chain device

Hi I've purchased and fitted a superstar components plasma chain device in my specialized big hit. It makes a terrible noise and I really don't see why. As far as I can see I've set it up correctly ...
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Mysterious squeaky sound

I have noticed that my bike makes a high pitched squeaky sound when pedalling on my 12th tooth cassette cog (second smallest), especially when going a bit faster ( over 30 km/h or 18 mph) and applying ...
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Clicking noise gets better with water

So here's my latest video checking the casette, you don't have to watch it all. This is the old video when running: My question is ...
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What might be causing rear casette to creak?

So I'm a bike noob in terms that my bike is certainly new, and since I bought it I've had problems with it. So this time, I've figured where the problem comes from, it's the rear casette exactly, ...
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Loud cracking noise after installing new chain

I did some work on my Rohloff bike today, installing a new chain & chainring and reversing the sprocket. When trying out the bike afterwards, something in the drive train was making a loud ...
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Noisy chain when under tension

I've recently purchased a second hand Orbea with a 105 groupset, and I've noticed the chain makes a rubbing-like noise when in the big front ring. It's not rubbing anywhere though - the gears are ...
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Bicycle clicking awfully, with video

I'm getting tired of debugging this noise, which seems to come from the back. I have sent it to the bike shop, for the second time, and they couldn't fix it. This sound came around 2 weeks after I ...
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Clicking with each pedal stroke, warranty?

So I recently bought a trek marlin 7, mostly to commute to work, nothing rough so far, and this week when I'm going uphill specially, or downhill, or accelerating; sometimes is downright random, it ...
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Clicking/cracking noise while seated

My initial suspicion was that the clicking/cracking noise my bike makes was coming from my bottom bracket. But today, I noticed that when applying full power while standing up, no clicks are present. ...
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Rear view ears at speed

How can you hear cars approaching over wind noise? As I transition from a Sunday rider to a commuter I've gotten a good deal faster. This increases the wind noise in my ears, and it's gotten to the ...
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New chain, pedal power seems weaker

I'm a commuter cyclist who didn't for the last 18 months really do anything to take care of his bike - though it was stored inside between rides. Took it to the shop 12 months in for a service, but ...
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Diagnosing buzzing sound when riding over uneven terrain

I've got an old steel-frame road bike which has started making a very unpleasant and worrying buzzing sound when riding over rough/uneven terrain (e.g. roads with lots of fissures/cracks, cobblestones ...
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Noise when pedalling uphill?

I have a bike that recently began riding again after many years. It is a flip-flop hub. When on the fixie side, there is no noise. When on the freewheel side, there is a grind when riding uphill. I ...
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Eccentric bottom bracket click clack on each pedal revolution?

Can anyone suggest what this "click/clack" noise coming from my BB might be a result of? It's a Wheels Mfg eccentric, PF30. The bike is newly assembled.
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Regular squeak from rear wheel

My back wheel is giving out a periodic squeak as if the wheel were buckled and rubbing on the brake. Only, it's not buckled and it's not rubbing on the brake. It's one squeak per revolution of the ...
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How to identify where a creaking/squeaking sound comes from?

There is a creaking/squeaking (halfway between each, I would say) sound in my bike. Here is what I know so far: Happens during pedaling when the left leg goes down Only when I press sufficiently hard ...
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Noisy rear derailleur (Shimano RD-5800)

From the moment of buying the bike from a friend of mine, I have noticed that the rear derailleur was a little bit noisy. I thought that it would be problem solved by cleaning and greasing the jockey ...
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Tick sound on every pedal only for 5 minutes

I am having a new MTB Montra Rock 1.0D 2016. When I ride my cycle, for first 5 to 10 minutes, I hear a tick sound on every pedal when my pedal is at 3'o clock to 6'o clock position on my right foot. ...
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Why does my bike make noise in certain gears?

I'm relatively new to cycling so this question may be obvious to some of you. When I get into certain gears my chain or drive train makes a noise that I can only to compare to the noise a ...
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Do deep section wheels sound different?

I normally ride regular 700c alloy wheels around town and for sport. Not deep section in any way. They're great, no noise or complaints. Recently I got a pair of really nice mid section wheels (Zipp ...
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How can I find out what's clicking on my bike?

I've got a relatively new (~ 3 months old) road bike and whilst I'm riding I can hear a clicking noise coming from the bike. It seems to be when I apply pressure to the left crank. The bike is a ...
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Normal for derailleur to make noises?

I have a giant anyroad 1 2015. It has this as components Crankset Shimano Tiagra, 34/50 Cassette Shimano Tiagra 11x34, 10-speed That is 7 cogs in the cassette, and 2 cogs on the crankset. Is ...
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Rear derailleur noise in big/big combination

Every Google search I've done over the past weeks has landed me on this great forum, so thought I would register. Basically my son gave me his 1996 Scott Apache adventure mountain bike in a box and I'...
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Best way to get rid of a “squeaky” bike?

I'm a college student and my bike is part of my daily commute to class. However, last semester my bike began squeaking and the squeak got louder and louder as time went on. I tried spraying some WD-40 ...
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Burley trailer hitch noise

We tow a Burley Nomad trailer behind our tandem. Love the trailer, but the hitch rattles and makes enough noise to be annoying. Grease or chain lube quiets it temporarily, but not for long. Does ...
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click noise from chainrings

I'm experiencing clicking noises when I put pressure on the pedals (either side). The bike is a CAAD12 105 (it has FSA chainrings). I've done some investigation to pinpoint the source of the clicking....