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    Riding Tick/Click - BB or Front Derailer

    I did a part swap from my old bike to a BR. I have a click/tick that is only really noticeable when climbing. It seems like it appears with power strokes. I kept the old BB

    The the BB crank bolt is tight. I can not tell if it is the chain nicking the front derailer from the slight bob in the suspension or other slight compressive movement or BB. Can not flex suspension in the stand. The BB was fine on the other bike...no real wear.

    Any ideas?

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    tighten chainring bolts
    clean main pivot
    tighten shock hardware
    re-grease bb
    check pedal bearing
    re-align front d
    un-bend chainguide
    check headset
    check seatpost
    check rear axle
    don't use BR for climbing
    take bike to a competent mechanic

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    i get an occasional 'tick or click' from my cables. movement of the suspension causes them to click on the frame, and it kind of resonates so its louder than normal.

    i could add a zip tie to the cable tie downs to resolve it. but i haven't bothered.

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    I had hella tick click coming from below me on my Covert under power. Broke the frame down and found the main pivot bearing to be on the way out. I'm not sure of the size of the main pivot on the Bottle Rocket, but if it's as small as the one on the Covert, I would suspect it won't live long. (mine lasted about 3.5 months)

    Also, make sure your pivots are tight. If they're not, I'd recommend taking them apart and giving them a good clean so that you don't trap any dirt which contributes to clicking.

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    You think this bearing would go in less than 10 rides?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techz
    You think this bearing would go in less than 10 rides?
    No, most likely not. Just make sure your pivots are tight to eliminate them from being suspect as far as tick/click production.

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