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Front crank sprocket clicking on bycycle, when I pedal the front crank sprocket clicks, it isn't the pedals.

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Make sure all sprocket bolts are tight.
check chain to make sure you have all rollers between links are there.this can make a clicking noise or skip teeth if one is missing when you pedal.
if you feel clicking in the pedals (even if you think it isnt the pedals),then it could be your bottom bracket bearing gone.
put one pedal towards the floor and stand on it.did it click?then try the other pedal.if you got it to click then your bottom bracket is loose

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