For awhile I've noticed a clicking noise when I'm pedaling, I can actually feel it in the pedals. Normally its noticeable on long climbs, I had assumed it was the dogbone as I've read about on other threads.
Tonight I flipped the bike over grabbed the dog bone and no play there. So grabbed the cranks and rocked them back and forth, the whole I drive assembly moves a couple millimeters at least! I can move it in several different directions. I'm guessing the main bearings are shot. Anyone experience this? I remember seeing re-build kits awhile back, don't know if they're still available or not.
Looking at the design it doesn't look like it can loosen up with the lock ring bolts all in place so it must be wear or some missing ball bearings.
I found the guides on here for taking it apart, I don't want to tear it down if new parts aren't available. I'm hoping to get a new bike in the next 6 months to a year. Although with 3 young kids, a wife, house, cars, etc... bike money always seems to get sucked into something else.
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