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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

It's easy to miss causes which aren't strictly part of the drivetrain but contact it. Some I've come across that could cause a click only when pedalling: The cut end of a derailleur cable or even ...
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Something clicks while pedaling

A few things to do to isolate the problem to the bottom bracket: Make sure you also hear the noise when standing up (Yes, I know you replaced the seatpost, but it might be the seat. Maybe.) When you ...
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Chain cassette noise

The most likely scenario is that the freehub/cassette on your trainer do not line up exactly the same as they do on your normal wheel, and you need to make small tweak to your indexing. In your ...
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Clicking sound on each rotation of the pedals only when riding

While everyone here suggesting the bottom bracket is the likely culprit (and they're probably right), I wanted to comment nonetheless and point out that this could easily be the less common issue of ...
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Right Shimano SPD pedal clicks on down stroke

It's a case of systematically hunting down the source of the click. As Andrew Henle said in a comment it's very hard to understand where a noise is coming from when you are riding on the bike. Once I ...
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Popping/clicking noise from road bike

You have a Shimano 105 5603 series 10 speed shifter paired with a Ultegra 6700 series 10 speed rear derailleur, as those are both 10 speed they will work together. Those will not work with a R7000 ...
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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

I have had a similar issue with a very counter-intuitive solution: check your stem. Assuming you are using a modern threadless steerer I would strongly recommend checking the interface between your ...
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How can I find out what's clicking on my bike?

First of all, welcome to the "mysterious click" society! The obvious first thing you want to check if this is pedal or not. Find a certain way to reproduce the click and reproduce it by pressing on ...
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Clicking feeling when I pedal

A felt clicking is likely to be a bottom bracket or pedal bearing problem. Chain problems tend to be audible clicking or clattering. If the click is felt on one side only that points to a pedal ...
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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

Intermittent sounds - You're up against one of the most annoying, and hardest to diagnose problems out there. But your method and process of elimination is sound. Why was the freehub replaced? My ...
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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

It hasn't been mentioned yet, so check your wheels for loose spokes and/or cracked rims. When you pedal, you put side forces on your wheels. If there's a loose spoke or a cracked rim, that can cause ...
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What is causing this sound?

I think you kinda answered your own question. If the noise appears only when force applied to the right pedal, it's almost certainly that pedal. Especially as you changed the BB already. Check for ...
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Something clicks while pedaling

In the end it turned out that it was bottom bracket bearings. It seems that last generation of high end square taper Campagnolo had small bearings that were notorious for this. It was not the cups ...
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Silent kick stand? How to?

Presumably this is the stand you have: https://www.cube.eu/en/equipment/components/kickstands/product/cube-kickstand-cubestand-cmpt-black/ You need to determine what part of the kickstand is loose ...
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Hydraulic disc brake clicks once when I pull the brake lever and the braking force is very bad

First, don't ride the bike if one of the brakes is not working properly. Not working well can change to not working at all and put you in a dangerous situation. Take the bike back to the store where ...
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Clicking / cracking noise rotating crank MTB

That's an ominous sign you have a bearing going out or there is piece of debris (like a sand grain) that has infiltrated the bearings. Either situation can cause a bearing ball to "catch"--...
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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

I don't see the bottom bracket bearings being explicitely mentioned in the checklist. While the BB may be greased to death, they may still be worn and pedaling load is a different story than just &...
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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

Since you already replaced quite a few parts of the drivetrain and tried different pedals, I would probably: clean + regrease the through axles / quick release skewers check all the chainring screws ...
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Disc brake clicking noise

The metal "R" shaped piece is likely the brake return spring (#7,8 in the image below): If it is visible as you describe, you are likely missing a brake pad, and the spring is contacting your rotor. ...
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Clicking sound on handlebar

When riding uphill you are putting more force on the bars to counteract the greater force you legs have to exert on the pedals. What is probably happening is when you exert more force the handlebar ...
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Eccentric bottom bracket click clack on each pedal revolution?

Diagnosis If the clicking is happening during the power stroke of the pedalling, it is most likely bearing related. You need to figure out if the chain/chain tensioner/drivetrain is involved or if it ...
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Front wheel axle making clicking sound

Lift the front wheel off the pavement and spin the wheel so that it moves freely. If you are hearing a clicking sound and/or the wheel visibly slows slightly in conjunction with the sound then you may ...
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Clicking in just one chainring

Inspect the teeth of the chainring for damage. A single one might be damaged from hitting some obstacle. It may then produce a click when taking up the chain at the top and again as it drops the chain ...
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Noise when powering down on left crank only

A lot of carbon-fiber frames with press-fit bottom brackets have a problem with bottom-bracket creak. This is because press-fit bearings depend on the bearing cups being perfectly parallel and in line,...
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Constant clicking noise, but I've replaced all the parts

I just went through a similar experience. I was experiencing noise and decided it was time to sort through it and fix it. Bike is a Giant Anyroad 2. It was sold as a gravel bike with a 2x9 Sora ...
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Why is my bike making a grinding and clicking noise?

The Graunching noise seems to be in-time with the crank rotations, and appears when the right-side crankarm is at the ~2 o'clock position, not the 8 o'clock. That implies to me that the chain or ...
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Eccentric bottom bracket click clack on each pedal revolution?

Okay, we worked this out at the shop. Turned out that the lockring at the back was loose, letting the cog/spacers move back and forth. Once this was tightened the noise has gone away.
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Clicking sound on handlebar

I had a very similar "popping/cracking" sound coming from the handlebar/headset area of my '84 Schwinn Le Tour Luxe when I pressed on the handlebars. This is the bike that I still regularly use for ...
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Clicking sound on each rotation of the pedals only when riding

If the noise/vibration occurs on the downwards stroke of each pedal, then the problem is very likely in the bottom bracket. You bike has a square taper crank with a cartridge bottom bracket. That ...
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Clicking sound on each rotation of the pedals only when riding

And the clicking might not even be coming from the pedals, crankset, or bottom bracket. I had the same issue of clicking when I pedaled, getting clicks on the downstroke on one side. I never could ...
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