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    Gitane Fix(at)ed
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    105 CN-5600 chain: loud or not?

    Hello to all,

    I've recently (<100 miles) built a road bike using a full 30-speed 105 kit. Everything works perfectly, shifts nicely and runs like butter.

    However, I find the CN-5600 chain to be quite loud. Even for a gear where the chainline is perfect, pedaling is noisier than coasting. (BTW the 105 hubs with CXP22 rims are a nice match).

    My other road bike is a fixed gear and the cheap SRAM PC1 chain is quite silent, so maybe I don't have the right references. My MTB bike is also quite silent.

    Oh, I'm using Finish Line Teflon-Plus Dry Lube. If I understood correctly, dry lubes are noisier than wet ones.

    So, what's your opinion on this?
    Thank you very much!

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    cab horn
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    Is the chain routed properly through the rear derailleur?
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    In beaurocratic limbo urbanknight's Avatar
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    Were the cassette and chainrings new as well? I think Shimano chains are a tad noisier than other brands, but not more than a Shimano freehub.
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