cannot for the life of me source a clicking noise im getting
so far ive tried :
new rear mech
new bb bearings
new frame bearings
new chain ring
checked mech hanger
checked rear qr (greased maxle)
checked stiff links (and well lubed)
pedals are only 5 weeks old
wheels are only 4 weeks old
when the chain was new it was cut to the same size as previous (no noise), and ive put on a new thick/thin raceface chainring (im wondering if the thickness of the alternating chainring teeth is catching and clicking on the chain entering the chain???
all bolts torqued and greased, its only clicking on steeper climbs, on the flat its silent, and descents its silent, but stick it on a steep peak district road climb and its there contantly (seated or stood), then as soon as i go off road on steep climbs its even worse, it seems to click a little bit more (whether the suspension is compressing moreso or chain stretching moreso?) it only tends to do it in 1st and 2nd gear, if i really put the power down in 4th gear climbing it tends to disappear seated or standing, so it seems to me the problem/click is in the 1st and 2nd gear
the only 2 things ive slightly overlooked
chainring bolts are a bit of a issue - when i came to put the single ring chain ring bolts on the new raceface narrow/wide tehy would not tighten up, they would get so far in and then spin the backing, and although they defo tightened to some extent they werent locked tight (i think 1 has tightened up fully and the remaining 3 seem to just spin although they appear semi tight)
and secondly my headset bearings - although only 6 months old my top bearing in my hope headset is pretty rough, its not smooth as in new (which for a 6 months old hope headeset is shite, my last one lasted near on 4 years and still fine!), there is a bit of movement in the actual metal inner section of the bearing cover (the inside bit you would spin with your finger), it seems to move up and down?? so im guessing they are a bit buggered too! but everything is greased and ive regreased it fitting it all back together, it still runs pretty smooth id say
so there we go! i only had the frame 6 months ago from new and its been absolutly silent for 6 months so, until this, so its something obvious somewhere!
if you bothered to read it thanks, and any thoughts appreciated!
really am pee'd off with it now, and the last 4 rides ive been pratting about trying to source it missing out enjoying it in this lovely weather