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

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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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What's causing the clicking on my ProWheel MPX 11 crankset?

New fatbikes have a ProWheel MPX 11 crankset 1x (hollowtech ii compatible set) and I get moderate clicking from mine, oddly, to my mind, not just when under power, but with less vigorous spindle ...
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Bottom bracket noise with Campagnolo Ekar

No, not asking about creaking :) On my gravel bike with Campagnolo Ekar (press-fit BB) after removing the chain from the chainring, when spinning the cranks they spin only for a few seconds (I heard ...
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Is this the sound of a free hub gone bad?

Could you please identify if this is the sound of a free hub gone bad? If it is, can I get it sorted out at a bike shop or should it be replaced?
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Why does my chain make grinding noise and vibration when I put my bike on my Wahoo Kickr?

I ride a Cannondale Topstone outside during the warmer months and then on a Wahoo Kickr when it gets cold. When I put the bike on the trainer I get a grinding noise and vibration when in some gears. ...
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Road bike rear wheel under load makes a ping noise

Got a new bike and after ~1.5 month of usage, my rear wheel started make a "ping" noise, it happens when the rim joint area is touching the ground, only when the wheel is under load. ...
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What could cause this knocking sound when pedaling? (see video)

The sound stops when I don't pedal. It is most bizarre, like someone tapping lightly on the frame with a hammer, as you can see/hear here: I took it to the bike shop ...
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Wondering why my rear triangle crashes around everytime I use the rear triangle

My Kona Stinky Deluxe’s rear triangle always makes a lot of noise whenever it is put to work (going over a pothole, etc.). Whenever I lift the back and drop it the rear of the bike doesn’t bounce, ...
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Rear Derailleur Noises

When I pedal on my bike there is a loud noise that increases as I go into easier gears on the cassette and in the easiest gear I can see the chain catching on the derailleur jockey wheels, why is this?...
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Rattle inside frame: cause for concern?

Recently, something started rattling inside of my less than a year old hardtail mountain bike frame. I was unable to figure out what, and could not fix it. Is this cause for concern? The frame is ...
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Why is my hydraulic front disc brake clicking?

I noticed that there's a mysterious click that seems to be tied to wheel rotation when riding my bike. It is barely audible when there's no traffic nearby. I initially assumed that it's a hub or the ...
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Clonking sound when pedalling in 5th and 6th gear?

I just purchased a bike, with 7 gears. When I cycle in 5th and 6th gear it's making a clonking noise when pedalling. It doesn't do this noise in any other gear just the 5th and 6th. My partner said ...
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Conditional clicking from back wheel

This drives me nuts for months, I cannot figure out where the clicking sound comes from. Only comes out after driving uphill, and not on the largest back gear, also not on smallest! Only happens when ...
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Can't figure out the origin of loud screeching noise

I've had my bike for over 1 year. Since the day I bought it it's had this problem where it makes a really loud screeching noise coming somewhere from the back. I didn't notice it at the store because ...
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Gears rattling in the back [closed]

My MTB is making weird rattling noises in the rear. What could be wrong? I'm in Australia and my bike has sram components. Picture:
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Chains for fixed gear bike noise problem

I mounted my fixed gear bike and I would like your opinion about the installation of my chain. The noise in the following video is made by my chain (and nothing else) and I am not reassured. I first ...
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Noise between Seat Tube and Top Tube

I bought a Trek X-Caliber 9, September last year. About a month ago it started to do a very annoying sound between the welded junction of the Seat Tube and the Top Tube. What I have tried: Switch ...
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Diagnosing the cause of clicking sound coming from drivetrain

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 ...
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Cracking/Creaking noise when pedalling hard or standing on a pedal

So my 1 month old bike started making a creaking/cracking noise when I pedal hard or stand on a pedal. For example if I only pedal hard on one side and just let the other side spin its fine but as ...
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Visual chain identification

I have a second hand bike and the chain doesn't seem to work well with the 11 speed cassette fitted. It almost seems too wide to fit in the sprocket gap. Are there any visual signs on a shimano chain ...
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How can I reduce Chordal Action

I have an indoor, wheel on trainer - while indoors I notice the Chordal Action in the chain. The Bike is a couple of years old now - I have replaced most consumable parts except, chainrings, bottom ...
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First time repairing a rear wheel hub, I am hearing bearing on bearing rattle/clicks when spinning

For the sake of doing a restoration I just serviced a rear wheel: new bearings, new grease, new axle and new dust caps. I think I have put enough grease. When spinning the wheel before putting it on ...
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Bike creaking when pedaling hard

I bought my bike just 2 weeks ago and I always hear a creaking noise coming from the bottom bracket area. I can hear it only when I press hard on the right pedal on the downstroke. It sounds like a ...
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Clank when starting to pedal

Recently I noticed that my bike makes a loud clanking sound when I start pedalling, both from a stand still and after freewheeling. If I remember correctly the problem started after I washed the bike, ...
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What is making my tire squeak without riding it?

I have a Skullbone (HBB) bike. I aired up my tires and now it’s making this squeaking noise when I turn the wheel right to left (not when riding it). I’ve never had this problem before. I aired the ...
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mtb hubs why is his hubs louder but on paper they are the same

My mate and I purchased bikes. I got a Norco HT 2 and he has a Norco FS 3. On paper we have the same hubs but mine is silent, and his is decently loud when coasting. Why is that?
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Shimano Nexus 8 internal hub skip/clacking noise when under torque

Hello fellow cycling enthusiasts. Intro I have bought, just 2 months ago, a new Cube Hyde Pro 2020 bicycle with belt drive (Gates, rear cassette out of metal, CDC with 22 teeth) Shimano Nexus 8 ...
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Clanking sound from the bottom bracket when I pedal

My MTB, having not received much TLC lately, was making a lot of squeaks and noises. After a long-overdue clean-up and lubrication of the drivetrain, most have gone away. However there's something ...
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Clicking Sound with the Bike Stopped

I have a Giant E-Bike and I've just noticed that it makes a clicking sound when it is stopped, the front brake is applied and it's being pushed/pulled with the handlebars. I've removed the brake ...
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Clicking noise from drivetrain under load

So when I pedal under high pressure, one crank arm loudly clicks one time at position 1 or 2 (non-repeatable click) and when I continue, the other arm does the exact thing at the same position. The ...
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New bike disc brake noise

I have just bought a brand new bike which was put together in the store and the disc brakes, which I have never had before, make a very slight scratching noise. Does this need altering or is it fine ...
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Grinding noise from headset

I have a 5 year old Merida Ride 100, which has done about 5000km. It mostly has been in dry conditions, but has seen some wet conditions once in a while. After the last ride, I noticed some grinding ...
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Noise from bottom bracket

I'm getting a strange cracking noise out of my bottom bracket. It started after I tried to pedal harder on a higher gear. What might be causing the sound? The bike is new and can it be the bearing?
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Popping/clicking noise from road bike

first posting here. I bought a second hand Madone 4.5 which makes this weird popping/clicking noise on a few gears, here’s a video to better describe. This happens on my stand or while riding. I ...
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Recently washed road bike now squeaks when pedaling or coasting

I just did a wash in what I felt was the proper way (I've watched the tutorials lol) of my Cannondale CAAD12 roadie. I lubed it up like I normally do with some dry teflon lube on the chain and some ...
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Hearing a consistent high pitch noise that matches my cadence

I've been cycling on my Trek Emonda S4 for about 530 km so far and I've noticed a high-pitched but quiet sound while I'm out. It increases in volume and pitch as I increase my cadence. I'm concerned I ...
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Hard to diagnose noise/squeaking

So I've been on a journey to fix a worrying squeaking noise that is impossible to replicate on a stand. When I am cycling, the rhythmic squeaking noise seems to come from the front on the bike, but I ...
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How to remove non drive side cap on Vision 35 wheel

There is an annoying squeak coming from the bearing on the non-drive side of my Vision 35 wheel. I had the lbs replace the bearings 4 months ago (the wheel was only 5 months new at that time) at ...
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Unidentified clicking sound coming from front wheel area when performing an endo

I have recently bought a Canyon Strive CF and have had no problems or crashes on it. However, there is an unpredictable clicking sound coming from the front wheel area (not sure whether it's from the ...
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New chain, new cassette, new trainer...new noises

I recently got a Tacx Flux 2 Smart trainer (because lockdown) and decided to get a new cassette and chain as well, since I won't be doing any riding anytime soon and would like to keep everything nice ...
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Mountain bike crank hits derailleur cable

Just bought my first bike and it was put together by the store. I was wondering if this little cable/wire is okay, it's hitting my pedal every time I’m riding. It doesn’t really bother me, but I don’t ...
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Bike attached to TACX flux smart trainer makes a clunking house and chain feels like skipping

I have a bike which I use as normal as well as cycling indoors with my tacx flux smart trainer (direct drive, take the back wheel off). Without the trainer, my bike runs smoothly with no issues. When ...
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Squelching noise from back wheel

My bike is making a weird squelching sound from the back wheel. Any idea what it might be? I made a video of the sound, it's at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zt_DAa2avX9bhJ4E-...
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Schwinn Johnny Pro Stationary Loud Noise Near Sprocket

I have an older Johnny Pro. All of a sudden it began making a loud noise, like a bang, from the area near the sprocket. this occurs approximately every 1.5-2 revolutions of the pedals. I have ...
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Why is my front crank clicking/creaking?

I've purchased a new bike. Carrera Hellcat is the model. I'm getting a click noise from the front crank but only when the middle sprocket has the chain on it, there are 3 at the front. There are ...
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What is wrong with my bike? Where is this sound coming from?

My mountain bike has 3 sprockets in the front and 7 in the back. Whenever I use the center sprocket in the front there is a clicking sound. I cannot identify exactly where it is from, I don't see the ...
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Weird whistling from the rear derailleur

Shimano Deore xt, 10sp. The noise happens only when I change gears for the short period of time when the chain is moving from one sprocket to another. While pedaling on one gear it works well and ...
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