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My bolts are tight (the bike guy made a deal about it) do you have to always tighten them or is it when they're new? might be my bb but i'd doupt it cos i've only bin at trials 2 n a bit months and i'm not exactly going huge.

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My Square taper cranks always work loose. Every few rides I have to pop an allen key into them and stand on it to tighten it up. You'll NEVER manage to turn a allen key by hand enough to make them fully tight, unless your hercules, which i'm not :D

Anyway the gist of it, is I can always tell when they need tightening cause they get noisey. Regular clicking noises are more likely to come from chain and gears though.

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Take you cranks of put some grease around the bb and were the crank fits in to the bb, Also put a light bit of grease on the bolt threads then put the bolts back on and it shouldn't make a noise.

If it carrys on making noises check your frame over for cracks.

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My Square taper cranks always work loose. Every few rides I have to pop an allen key into them and stand on it to tighten it up. You'll NEVER manage to turn a allen key by hand enough to make them fully tight, unless your hercules, which i'm not :D

Anyway the gist of it, is I can always tell when they need tightening cause they get noisey. Regular clicking noises are more likely to come from chain and gears though.

Mine are like this.

I end up using PTFE tape on my crank bolts, to try to keep them tight, and using a bedding compound on the inside of the taper to try to take out some of the play.

It works for a bit, and then they start clicking again ... and everything gets stripped down and cleaned up, and off we go agian. I guess I should get new cranks really.

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Front Free wheel? It's a, well i don't know actaually i thougth a freewheel was the beefy little gear type thing on the back? i dont have a clue, It's the recent t-bird so ummmm *meep*

Probably BB. And for those of you who keep having to tighten yer cranks, have you ever considered that you may be OVER tightening them? (yes, it is possible!) I used to stand on the allen key to do it up tight enough, until I discovered that by doing so I was forcing the soft ali of the crank further up the taper of the BB, and as a result it was never gonna be tight and was just damaging the crank. So, I bought a new set of cranks and a new BB, did it just tight enough (but not forced on), and in 2 years never had to retighten. Maybe bike parts have moved on nowadays, but that's experience from way back when talking. Also, threadlock helps on the bolts, and a decent pair of cranks is always good.

The other thing that's possible is that there may be a problem with a tooth on yer freewheel/front chainring that may be click on the chain as it picks up.

Just some ideas.

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