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    Senior Member cyclezealot's Avatar
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    Which derailleur component makes the constant clickety noise..?

    When a bike with that feature passes me by. I love it.. Something about hearing your chain revolve as pedalling down the road. Someone said, only Campi has that feature. It makes a clickety noise whether turning the crank or not.. Can it be found in Shamino or Campi both..?thanks..Next bike...!.
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    Properly adjusted, no bike with any make components "clicks" while it is being pedaled. If you hear one that does, something is wrong. Of course, there are kids who put playing cards in their spokes as noise makers but I assume this isn't what you are describing.

    Campy (and Chris King and DT) freehubs do make a rapid clicking sound when the bike is coasting without being pedaled, the pawls in the freehub body are what you hear, but even they are quite while under pedaling load. Most Shimano hubs are almost completely silent when freewheeling but they work just as well.

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    Free wheel pawls.

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    Clickety makers can be added to Shimano, Campy, or SRAM drivetrains. They're expensive but totally worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metzinger View Post
    Clickety makers can be added to Shimano, Campy, or SRAM drivetrains. They're expensive but totally worth it.
    Metzinger Industry ones are made from transparent carbon fiber and weigh essentially nothing.
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    So do the bikes with "clickety" drive chains come with handle bar streamers? How about banana seats and high rise handle bars?

    And will I get laughed at in the A Group ride tomorrow if I show up with any of the above or a pink handle bar basket?

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    You will, but the OP won't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exRunner View Post
    ...will I get laughed at in the A Group ride tomorrow if I show up with any of the above or a pink handle bar basket?
    If you're fast enough to stay out in front... trust me... NOBODY will be laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thompsonpost View Post
    You will, but the OP won't.
    bar streamers..?. Pretty much the bikes I equate with that 'clickety,' sound are like high end race bikes with Campy components.
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