Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Grenoble, France
Bikes: Nice Gitane Fixed Gear, Cheap and cheerful rigid MTB, Wonky commuter, A fully 105 road bike with a pipe steel frame
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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!