Zen and the Art of Unicycle Maintenance.

I have had my Miyata for a little over a year now and it has been totally
trouble free… until now.

I am getting a strange clicking noises as I pedal. If I sit on it next to post
and keep the pedals level I can still move the wheel almost imperceptibly.

I have tightened the crank and the pedals but to no avail. Any bright ideas
would be appreciated. TIA John Dibble

p.s. I have been working on hopping and curbs, and being something of a fat old
man I worry that my tonnage may have strained the uni.

Re: Zen and the Art of Unicycle Maintenance.

At 11:02 PM 8/13/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I have had my Miyata for a little over a year now and it has been totally
>trouble free… until now.
>
>I am getting a strange clicking noises as I pedal. If I sit on it next to post
>and keep the pedals level I can still move the wheel almost imperceptibly.
>
>I have tightened the crank and the pedals but to no avail. Any bright ideas
>would be appreciated. TIA John Dibble

I have had clicking noises a couple of times and it has been the pedals. The
pedal bearings themselves became loose and caused a click as I pedaled. Did you
tighten the pedal bearings or just the pedals to the cranks?

Scott Arnold

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Re: Zen and the Art of Unicycle Maintenance.

John P Dibble wrote in message
<9D2E4E2FD8C9D211BFC600A0C9B6B17F368190@ALPHA2>…
>I have had my Miyata for a little over a year now and it has been totally
>trouble free… until now.
>
>I am getting a strange clicking noises as I pedal. If I sit on it next to post
>and keep the pedals level I can still move the wheel almost imperceptibly.
>
>I have tightened the crank and the pedals but to no avail. Any bright ideas
>would be appreciated. TIA John Dibble

Hi, John. If your pedal arms (or crank arms) are held on with 'tapered
pins', you might want to remove them, polish them with a little (fine)
crocus cloth (a type of VERY fine abrasive paper -or sandpaper), then
reinstall them by tapping them back in place with a small mallet (but
not TOO hard). I had some that were lose, and just tightening didn't
help. I removed them, cleaned them up, then reseated them and that fixed
the problem.

Hope this helps.

                          -Allan "UniC" Gaines
                          North Carolina, USA