Fucked up noises when I pedal

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4/11/2013 8:55 PM

Recently whenever I've been pedaling my bike makes a almost ... cracking noise, I feel it in my cranks, but I think it has to do with my rear hub, if anyone might know what the problem is that would be greeat!

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4/11/2013 8:57 PM

what cranks do you have ?? i know hollowbites creak like hell

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4/11/2013 9:01 PM

Pull your driver out, clean and relube. Pull crank arms off, clean and relube. Same with your chain.

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4/11/2013 10:01 PM

that happened to me i thought it was my bottom bracket playing up but one on the bearings in my hub had completely blown out

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4/11/2013 10:54 PM

Take everything apart and check bearings first. Twist your axle with your fingles or whatever or use your spindle in the bottom bracket to turn it to see if it spins smoothly. If it's just a teeny bit gritty, pop the seal open and throw in some grease. If it's really gritty and rough, the bearing is fucked and you gotta replace it ASAP cause it won't last forever.

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4/12/2013 6:14 AM

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

Take everything apart and check bearings first. Twist your axle with your fingles or whatever or use your spindle in the bottom bracket to turn it to see if it spins smoothly. If it's just a teeny bit gritty, pop the seal open and throw in some grease. If it's really gritty and rough, the bearing is fucked and you gotta replace it ASAP cause it won't last forever.

If you pop the seal off, DEGREASE AND REGREASE. Just tossing more in if there is grit will just put a band aid on a bullet wound. It will still make noise (be a touch quieter for a while) and then grind out.

I have had 2 diff BBs in the last 7 years because I degrease and regrease them about 2-4 times a year.


Also make sure your chain line is straight.

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4/12/2013 8:52 AM

isnowyaznV2 wrote:

Take everything apart and check bearings first. Twist your axle with your fingles or whatever or use your spindle in the bottom bracket to turn it to see if it spins smoothly. If it's just a teeny bit gritty, pop the seal open and throw in some grease. If it's really gritty and rough, the bearing is fucked and you gotta replace it ASAP cause it won't last forever.

dave lawrence wrote:

If you pop the seal off, DEGREASE AND REGREASE. Just tossing more in if there is grit will just put a band aid on a bullet wound. It will still make noise (be a touch quieter for a while) and then grind out.

I have had 2 diff BBs in the last 7 years because I degrease and regrease them about 2-4 times a year.


Also make sure your chain line is straight.

this^ when you maintain your shit good, youll have a lot less problems, especially when it comes to bearings

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