Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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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.