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I have an Ibex Asta Comp and it has developed a clicking noise from the bottom bracket area. It is clicking when I shift my weight from one peddle from the other.

I assume that I just have to tighten some bolts up. Is this right?

I do not have an allen wrench that will fit the bolt.

If I get the right sized wrench what are the procedures to tighten it up?

Is there anything tricky about doing this?
 

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May I suggest..

jtdunnman said:
I have an Ibex Asta Comp and it has developed a clicking noise from the bottom bracket area. It is clicking when I shift my weight from one peddle from the other.

I assume that I just have to tighten some bolts up. Is this right?

I do not have an allen wrench that will fit the bolt.

If I get the right sized wrench what are the procedures to tighten it up?

Is there anything tricky about doing this?
:idea: Maybe running this over in the "everything drivetrain" board would bring you faster replies..Be sure to give more details about your style of cranks..If your not familiar and dont have the specialty tools to under go this repair I think you should consider your LBS..:thumbsup:

Good luck..

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Creaking from the BB area can be from pedals, loose crank arm/s or BB needs adjusting. You can probibly take it to the LBS for a evaluation & if it is a simple throw it on the rack twist twist have a great day give the guy a ten spot for being cool. :thumbsup:
 

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if u are mechanically inclined

could be your crank bolts that are loose... if not spend 40 bucks on the tools, BB removal tool and crank removal tool, and take off the cranks, then bb, regrease everything, put it back together, then pull the pedals off, grease them up too, put em on... still creaking, take the seat off, wipe some grease lightly on the rails, toss it back on.. if still creaking then, its your main pivot wearing that needs grease. I do mine once a month being now its so dry it needs it desperately... oh yeah i dont own an ibex, so im not saying this via ibex experience, just my exp with my fleet of bikes.
 

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Crank Arm bolts

First thing to do is check them. My B-24 was doing the same thing, and I put it up on the repair stand and tightened down the crank arm bolts. Problem solved. Apparently, it's not uncommon for them to work a little bit loose after you've put some torque on them from riding. I had just installed a set of LX cranks, and by the third ride they were clicking. Not any more. Hopefully you won't have to take everything apart as Wickerman described, but it might be necessary.

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Thanks forum readers

Thank you forum readers!

Based on the recommendations from the replies posted above I have tuned the clicking out of the bike. I think the pedals were the culprit but I greased a bunch of thinks up at the same time.
 

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bottom are clicking/squeeling...

I just got a Asta comp and now I'm experience the clicking/squeeling sound from the lower pivot area when I downstroke on the right pedal. Should I just bring it to the shop? I wanted to break it in, but I'm just worried about it. Thoughts?
 

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Good Morning....

illuminaty22 said:
I just got a Asta comp and now I'm experience the clicking/squeeling sound from the lower pivot area when I downstroke on the right pedal. Should I just bring it to the shop? I wanted to break it in, but I'm just worried about it. Thoughts?
Read this:http://sheldonbrown.com/creaks.html...But if you dont have all the specialty tools.
I would take it to a shop..But do the reading either way..There a $hit load of info at that site..:thumbsup:

Good luck, and save that Link..:thumbsup:

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If you dont have the tools or dont feel comfortable doing the repairs on your own it wouldent hurt to try & find a good LBS you can go visit for all your needs. It sounds easy to find a shop but it's hard to find a good shop, if you find it right on. I have to drive 30+ minuites to my favorite LBS even though there is a LBS 5 minutes away. The further away good shop is also near alot of great Marin riding. :thumbsup:
 

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I had a click on mine too. Turned out to be the pedal. Lubed the threads and re-installed it, no more click :)
 
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