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    Suggest quiet screw-on Cassette/Freewheel

    Hi, Does anyone knows any screw-on cassettes/freewheel without ratchet or just quiet?

    Please advice! Thanks...

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    Why quiet? You do know that a cassette and a freewheel are two different things, right?
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    I love that ratcheting sound.

    If you want it quiet, STOP COASTING AND PEDAL!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by probable556
    I love that ratcheting sound.

    If you want it quiet, STOP COASTING AND PEDAL!!
    Best advice right there.

    Hell, force it and convert to fixie.
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    Yes, I know...

    Yes. I know... I have 7 speed Shimano cassette and I want to replace it with a quiet one if possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1c4d0
    Yes. I know... I have 7 speed Shimano cassette and I want to replace it with a quiet one if possible
    The cassette are just the gears. They make no noise. The freehub body has the pawls that make the ratcheting sound. Shimano made a 'silent clutch' long ago but it takes special cogs and wasn't that reliable. I think you'd have a hard time finding one now. You could always inject the freehub body with grease...that quiets them some.

    Or wear ear plugs!

    Or learn show tunes
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    +1 on show tunes!

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    i have a cheap shimano freewheel that is fairly quiet i don't remember it's model, perhaps HB-570?. you can still hear it, but instead of "TTTTTTT!!!" when coasting, it's more like "ttttttt...." if that makes sense. Sometimes I can't hear it at all. I think loud ratcheting sounds are good for letting people know where you are.

    pro's of loud freewheel: families on baby stroller trails can get out of the way or at least be aware of you. , other cyclists can hear you without the use of a bell or anything, can help you judge your speed if you don't have/want a speedometer

    cons of loud freewheel: mountain lions can hear you better too...

    maybe to quiet it down you can pack it with thicker grease?

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    Take out the pawls and spray 'em with Teflon coating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkrobe
    Show tunes FTW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute
    The cassette are just the gears. They make no noise. The freehub body has the pawls that make the ratcheting sound. Shimano made a 'silent clutch' long ago but it takes special cogs and wasn't that reliable.

    Or learn show tunes
    I got one from nashbar a few months ago. it does take special cogs (7spd with a 9spd spacing) but a SS kit took care of it. It's my ninja bike.
    not banned anymore

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    Or...

    spend some money on a high end quiet hub. They exist somewhere in vaporland.

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    I did mistake regarding my specifications. I have 7 speed Screw On FreeWheel on my bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m1c4d0
    I did mistake regarding my specifications. I have 7 speed Screw On FreeWheel on my bike...
    That makes life even harder. You are trying to find radio crystals in a silicone world (look it up )...buggy whips for a horseless carriage...tang in the era of gatorade. Freewheels technology is just old. It's been replaced by cassettes and freehubs. About the best thing you could do is to see if you can find a grease injector and smoosh grease into the freewheel. That will make it quiet.

    Otherwise, you're kinda stuck. Sorry.
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    my hub is really quiet.. Shimano hb-475 or maybe I just don't notice, but your talking to the man that returned a camelbak because the straps were noisy.

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