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OreoCookie

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I also had a clicking sound today.

At first I thought it was the rear derailleur.

But I realised it was coming at the same time on each pedal stroke.

Pedaled one leg to ascertain it was on the left side.

Pedaled in and out of the saddle to check it wasn't the saddle or seatpost.

Sprayed some "oil in cleaner" between the BB and crank arms to check it wasn't grime in there.

Sprayed some "silicon spray" on the cleats and metal pedal contact points to check it wasn't a pedal/cleat interface problem.

Rode in regular shoes to reconfirm this.

Checked the play in the pedal shaft. A bit more on the left side was enough to convince me that it was a bearings issue.

I was all set on new pedals (for Shimano MTB pedals, which are relatively cheap, it's better to just buy new pedals rather than buy parts which I do for Shimano Dura Ace road pedals).

As a last chance saloon, I took the pedals off, cleaned off the grit, greased up the thread, and put them back in.

Hey Presto! Click gone!

Well greased parts make this rockin' word go round!

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Respect, @andywood, you even get Shimano pedals to need grease. (A feat I never managed. I threw mine away, even though they were still functioning perfectly.)
 

andywood

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Apr 8, 2008
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you know it's summer

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when the gravel kicks up dust
when the shirt stays open

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when snakes recharge in the late afternoon sun

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and when all rides end at the beach!

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#teamimezi #imezi #imezi167 #167grv #imezisealant #プロジェクト167 #raphaprestige #grinduro #gfmyoko
 

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andywood

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Respect, @andywood, you even get Shimano pedals to need grease. (A feat I never managed. I threw mine away, even though they were still functioning perfectly.)
Yeah that's what's great about Shimano Dura Ace, you can order every little nut, bolt, spring or washer.

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A lot of stuff I'm reluctant to throw away as there is often something you can salvage even from redundant parts, eg. A derailleur pulley or spring, that can get you going again quickly and cheaply.

Andy
 

BeerTengoku

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Mar 14, 2021
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Spent about 2 hours today working on the Green Monster aka Giant Escape RX Disc - the front derailleur was not being nice - either the cable tension was too much but it would not shift to the bigring. Took off the back wheel to make sure there were no obstructions, clear, back on it went. Lots of playing with screws, cable tension, position of the front derailleur to ensure it was parallel to the rings, and seems to be there. Not perfect but shall see how it goes. If worst comes to the worst, I can take it into Asahi Bicycle and see what they say about it.
 

kiwisimon

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How old is the Green Monster, (my 8' longboard has the same name).
With gear shifting it's good to go back to the start and reinstall everything after giving everything a great clean.
It's a good time to change cables and bar tape as well. If the thought of that sounds a challenge then LBS time.
 

bloaker

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Nov 14, 2011
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I had to go to numazu today to drop off my van at a shop for some work to be done. A little body work, some electricalwork, and some suspension upgrades.

So I threw a bike in the back, picked up a buddy in yokosuka and we headed out. Numazu, to Hakone, to Odawara, and beach route to Zushi.

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bloaker

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Nov 14, 2011
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I woke up this morning feeling pretty OK.
Last night I had some twinges in my legs just before bed like cramps were coming... luckily I avoided those.

Sitting here on my second cup of coffee and I had a revation -

I dont want to ride my bike today. :D

Flip-side - my Van is in Numazu, so if I want to go anywhere... it will be by bicycle this week.
 

BeerTengoku

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Mar 14, 2021
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I woke up this morning feeling pretty OK.
Last night I had some twinges in my legs just before bed like cramps were coming... luckily I avoided those.

Sitting here on my second cup of coffee and I had a revation -

I dont want to ride my bike today. :D

Flip-side - my Van is in Numazu, so if I want to go anywhere... it will be by bicycle this week.
Have had that feeling all week. Bikes have been sat outside, covered up, and not felt any desire to ride them after last weekend. Might do a short ride today over to Yokohama and back, to pick up some beers, but the heat is starting to play a part. I want to exercise under air conditioning. ;)
 

luka

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Jan 13, 2015
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perhaps it won't be as entertaining if you don't speak Mandarin, but long story short, this guy built a self-riding-(driving?) bicycle... just when G7 is arguing about who will "win the 21st century"

 

BeerTengoku

Speeding Up
Mar 14, 2021
51
84
How old is the Green Monster, (my 8' longboard has the same name).
With gear shifting it's good to go back to the start and reinstall everything after giving everything a great clean.
It's a good time to change cables and bar tape as well. If the thought of that sounds a challenge then LBS time.
It's coming up to two years old this summer so could do with a good strip down, clean, and rebuild to make sure everything is ok. A nice little summer project perhaps?
 

luka

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Jan 13, 2015
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In other news, there's a guy walking a pet pig down the Arakawa right now 🐖
 

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