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Old 05-03-10, 01:54 PM   #1
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White Industries Freewheel Click noise

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I have a question for any of you familiar with White Industries freewheels. They are supposed to be top quality, however, are notorious for being extremely loud.

My question is: Is this freewheel loud when pedaling, or is it only loud when not pedaling (or backpedaling?) .

I have some extra $$ to drop on one of these, but I don't want to put one on my bike if its going to be annoying.
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Old 05-03-10, 01:55 PM   #2
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The freewheel will be silent when it's engaged with forward pedaling force. It's only going to click when coasting, IE, not pedaling.

On a side note, I find the hornet-like buzzing of my WI trials freewheel to be music to my ears. If you don't like em loud, get a shimano.
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The freewheel will be silent when it's engaged with forward pedaling force. It's only going to click when coasting, IE, not pedaling.

On a side note, I find the hornet-like buzzing of my WI trials freewheel to be music to my ears. If you don't like em loud, get a shimano.

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Like all freewheels, it only makes noise when freewheeling/backpedaling. I found that mine quieted down a little, after maybe 50 to 100 miles on it. It's still a little louder than most cheap freewheels, but not obnoxiously so.
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So long as you ride in warm weather, you could pack the pawls with a heavy grease to quiet things a bit. If it gets cold when you ride, you might want to use a synthetic based grease that won't harden.
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