New: Take part in the April 2020 Giveaway for a brand new GIORDANO™ bicycle

Welcome guest! Register or sign in to participate in the cycling discussions.


Clacking noise post-tire change
#1
I took my bike to a shop to get a replacement rear tire. (Old well maintained Centurion LeMans 12-speed) The shop took the tire off, swapped the tire and tube, and put everything back. I know that they lubricated the chain because it was greasy when I checked it. But when I pedaled home, it made a clacking noise. Seemed to be related to pedaling, not so much when I was coasting, more clacking at higher speed. I couldn't put it in the lowest gear. When I got home, I removed the saddle bags and slipped the quick release wheel out of the forks (just an inch or so) then replaced it. Seemed to be able to jostle the low gear back to where I could down shift all the way. But I still have the clacking. Today I also noticed that the chain started jumping the gears.

No change other than bike tire/tube and some lubrication. Suggestions what to check first?

(Yes, I did take it back to the shop and he suggested that it was the ball bearings in the rear, that this was causing the noise and jumping off the gears. Then he suggested that on my 12-speed I should never ride in a low gear, only the high gear, to make sure the chain was tight. Wow. Really.)

Suggestions, post-tire change?
  Reply
#2
1st find another shop.

is the noise related to crank (pedal) rotation, wheel rotation or something else?

If you are close to any of us, we may be able to help in person.
Nigel
  Reply
#3
(11-20-2013, 04:20 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  is the noise related to crank (pedal) rotation, wheel rotation or something else?

Basically: How often do you turn the crank per "clacking". This will indicate (roughly) where it happens. Try pedalling standing / seated, does the noise change? Swap pedals with another bike...
Until you figure this out it could be basically anything (it could be the shoe hitting the frame or the saddle, or...). Good luck figuring it out (mystery noises are a pain) but when approaching it systematically you have a chance. (For me it was the saddle that was creaking).
  Reply
#4
(11-20-2013, 11:29 AM)Joe_W Wrote:  
(11-20-2013, 04:20 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  is the noise related to crank (pedal) rotation, wheel rotation or something else?

Basically: How often do you turn the crank per "clacking". This will indicate (roughly) where it happens. Try pedalling standing / seated, does the noise change? Swap pedals with another bike...
Until you figure this out it could be basically anything (it could be the shoe hitting the frame or the saddle, or...). Good luck figuring it out (mystery noises are a pain) but when approaching it systematically you have a chance. (For me it was the saddle that was creaking).


On my way to work this a.m., I noticed that coasting didn't produce a noise, just pedaling. I still think it's related to the tire change. Maybe too much lubrication (chain jumping), maybe he adjusted something. He may have done something to do me a favor and tightened/loosened it too much. I will check the pedals & seat according to your recommendation. Thank you.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...

Forum Jump:

[-]
Ad

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Giordano Bicycles | April 2020
Today 12:38 AM
Wheels too big for frame?
Yesterday 10:56 PM
Hybrid Bike Recommendations?
Yesterday 04:46 PM
Gear shift is stuck!
Yesterday 10:26 AM
Wheels stolen off my Nishiki Performance...
Yesterday 08:55 AM
I am looking to buy a bike but I know no...
Yesterday 07:51 AM
New (soon-to-be) daily commuter
Yesterday 06:28 AM
Hello Im Jorge From Tokyo
Yesterday 06:11 AM
New Cranks and Bottom Brackets (Upgrades...
04-02-2020 02:14 PM
Accessories recommendations for a new co...
04-02-2020 12:26 PM

[-]
Ad

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. G_M
18 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
15 posts
no avatar 3. CharleyFarley
9 posts
no avatar 4. Sagan97
7 posts
no avatar 5. J_R_Schultz
7 posts