Friday, September 14, 2012
The Beatnik has started to click. At the five o'clock position each revolution, the bike clicks. It is so incredibly annoying. Mike's Club Fuji used had a clicking problem at one point. We read online that it was probably a loose crank arm. We tightened his crank arm, and viole! The clicking was gone.
So when my Beatnik started clicking I suspected the same problem. I tightened the crank....and....nothing. So I removed it and greased it....and....click, click, click. I tried changing pedals and...click, click, click. I tried to remove the bottom bracket, but couldn't get it open. I didn't have the tools, so I put the crank back on. Then I tried flipping the rear hub: converting it from fixie to single freewheel. I started riding and then....no clicking! It was great...for ten minutes. Then, a double click started. I have since sunk into a deep depression :(