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Can anyone help diagnose clicking noise on my new b,twin hoptown 300 folding bike

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Can anyone help diagnose clicking noise on my hoptown 300 folding bike. Video link in first comment , clicking can be heard 1 minute into video. Only happens when peddling under load. Sometimes althou… Read More
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1w, 3h agoPosted 1 week, 3 hours ago
Can anyone help diagnose clicking noise on my hoptown 300 folding bike. Video link in first comment , clicking can be heard 1 minute into video. Only happens when peddling under load. Sometimes although rarely the noise goes completely but 80% of the time it is there. In the last 15 seconds of the video I have managed to stop the noise after peddling backwards a few times. Any help gladly appreciated.
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1w, 3h agoPosted 1 week, 3 hours ago
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#1
https://youtu.be/eH9xvFq6xW0 please forward 1 minute to hear clicking sound I need help to diagnose.
#2
Freewheel needs replacing, it's faulty.

**might be Tight bottom bracket bearings if it is not sealed?**

Edited By: snappyfish on May 17, 2017 22:01
#3
Came looking for bike legs. Was not disappointed :3
#4
Is it your knees?
#5
snappyfish
Freewheel needs replacing, it's faulty.
**might be Tight bottom bracket bearings if it is not sealed?**
Thanks for the reply, What tool is needed to remove this type of freewheel?

https://s9.postimg.org/5bwveqif3/IMG_20170517_223426.jpgfree upload
#6
Thanks for the reply, What tool is needed to remove

Try this but might be a different version

TOOL

Edited By: snappyfish on May 17, 2017 22:45
#7
@44 secs you heard her call so you took a break (that's why you stopped recording for a short time)?

^^Joke^^

Chain catching as it increases with speed - probably catching on the spokes

Hint - It only happens when you are pedalling

See that pic comment 5 - between chain and spokes - check spokes for wear

Edited By: philphil61 on May 17, 2017 23:31
#8
What is that wire/thread around your rear axle/hub?

Many single speed freewheels are known to be noisy so I suspect that is the culprit but it could be other things like a stiff chain link, chain slap hitting something as it turns and numerous other things including bottom bracket. It's worth giving everything a service and regreasing just so you know its all properly done because if it was poorly assembled at the factory it can lead to premature wear of various components. What make is the freewheel?

You ought to put a wing nut on that poundland rear mudguard so you can lower it down next to the rear wheel when the saddle post is raised. Didn't realise the bike had a kickstand.
#9
could it possibly be the chain guard at the front. if you raise the back wheel off the floor and pedal can you hear the chain rubbing against the guard?
#10
Did you find/fix it?

Update please
#11
The clicking sounds rather plasticy - you see that clear disc - well one my previous bike, it was loose and made a similar clicking sound until i removed it.

When you are rolling, does the clicking still happen? I'd be cautious as to changing parts if you are unsure - i would recommend popping it into an Evans cycles = they are top quality in all stores at diagnosing stuff like this. Good luck and happy riding.
#12
philphil61
Did you find/fix it?
Update please
No still not fixed.
#13
Tahae_T
The clicking sounds rather plasticy - you see that clear disc - well one my previous bike, it was loose and made a similar clicking sound until i removed it.

When you are rolling, does the clicking still happen? I'd be cautious as to changing parts if you are unsure - i would recommend popping it into an Evans cycles = they are top quality in all stores at diagnosing stuff like this. Good luck and happy riding.
Clicking only happens when peddling, If I raise back wheel of ground and turn peddles it does not happen only when riding so making it harder to diagnose. I am thinking it is the freewheel as sometimes if you peddle backwards and then forwards the sound is completely gone until you next coast and then peddle again., Going to call or email decathlon and see if they would consider sending me a new rear wheel with freewheel if not I will ask for a exchange bike or a refund.
#14
bonzobanana
What is that wire/thread around your rear axle/hub?

Many single speed freewheels are known to be noisy so I suspect that is the culprit but it could be other things like a stiff chain link, chain slap hitting something as it turns and numerous other things including bottom bracket. It's worth giving everything a service and regreasing just so you know its all properly done because if it was poorly assembled at the factory it can lead to premature wear of various components. What make is the freewheel?

You ought to put a wing nut on that poundland rear mudguard so you can lower it down next to the rear wheel when the saddle post is raised. Didn't realise the bike had a kickstand.
I fitted the kickstand from an old bike I had. Well spotted on the poundland mudguards, they surprisingly work very well.
#15
POWYSWALES
Tahae_T
The clicking sounds rather plasticy - you see that clear disc - well one my previous bike, it was loose and made a similar clicking sound until i removed it.
When you are rolling, does the clicking still happen? I'd be cautious as to changing parts if you are unsure - i would recommend popping it into an Evans cycles = they are top quality in all stores at diagnosing stuff like this. Good luck and happy riding.
Clicking only happens when peddling, If I raise back wheel of ground and turn peddles it does not happen only when riding so making it harder to diagnose. I am thinking it is the freewheel as sometimes if you peddle backwards and then forwards the sound is completely gone until you next coast and then peddle again., Going to call or email decathlon and see if they would consider sending me a new rear wheel with freewheel if not I will ask for a exchange bike or a refund.

You could upgrade to the Tilt 500 which looks really nice except it has that awful front metal appendage by the steerer tube just like the Hoptown's.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/tilt-500-folding-bike-blue-id_8352597.html

Make the point that the quality of the bike is not acceptable and very poor for the Hoptown and your time has been wasted trying to sort a problem due to a very poor quality part. See if they will do anything for you. Maybe compensate you £30 which you could put towards the Tilt 500. Not a fan of the Hoptown's as you know. I think considering it as cutdown model and pretty much barebones I think they could have done better for component quality. The Tilt 500 is their first folding model with a Shimano derailleur at £249 and seems pretty good at the price point.
#16
I wonder if its the same indian made nervar single speed freewheel you see on many basic steel children's bikes.

Also the comprehensive instructions on the packet might help you.

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/media/817/8171483/big_622bc29b505b4fcb89d7fea7216407ce.jpg
#17
You chain is too tight..
#18
bazviv
You chain is too tight..
No, chain has enough slack.

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