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Thread: Crank clunk.

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    Crank clunk.

    Noticed the last 2 rides that I've been getting a clunk or loud snap noise if I'm putting decent pressure down on the pedals while riding.
    Worked it down to this... It klunks once per side.
    eg. If I put pedal at 6:00 and put my weight on it "klunk" then switch and do the same with the other it will clunk again.

    It's a new bike that I've been riding daily for about 6 weeks now. (25k per ride 50/50 pavement/offroad.
    Just curious what everyone thinks might be causing this.
    Cheers

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    What bike and what type of bb?
    The first thing you should check is the bolt that tightens it to the bb. Next chain rings.
    Round and round we go

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    If I were a betting man and the odds were even, I'd bet a loose BB. (free service at the LBS?)

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    The bike is a 2013 Giant Talon 0
    Crankset SRAM S800, 22/33/44
    Bottom Bracket SRAM Powerspline

    Now that Elwood mentions it, I think I'll take it in this week before I make it worse. I keep forgetting things are still covered. I've been riding used bikes all my life lol.

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    don't ride with loose cranks or bb... you could cause damage.

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