Sometimes Im amazed at how quiet my bike can be. I believe the KMC chain helps as well as a routine lubing and cleaning.
2012 Scott CR1 Team
2011 Felt Z-85
2005 Jamis Durango Sport
Don't know. Can't hear anything over the howling headwinds that seem to be a constant part of my life lately...
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I have 105 and my bike is stealth. It was making noise from the front derailleur which I tried adjusting myself and set the cable too tight which never fixed it. I took it to shop and now it is super quiet again. I have no idea how the thing got so out of whack to beging with.
It does seem that the narrow the chain gets the more noise it emits, but only slightly more, all my old school 5/6/7 speed systems the chains are dead silent, but my 06 Athena 9 speed makes a hint of noise, but the 105 10 speed is slightly louder, which makes me wonder what the new 11 speed stuff sounds like.
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I have read two posts so far that users of the white lightning wax based lube had this noise. My bike has this noise of the chain going through the pulley's and I use the wax lube. It was actually a high recommendation from the bike shop owner. I don't like the noise but it does keep the chain clean as it say's it would. I tried the spin dr lube from performance and hated it. Should I look into chain L? what about the park tool lube?
My chain relatively quiet.
My PT hub is ticking though. I cleaned it out and re-greased it. Still creaks and ticks. I'm looking for a good tutorial on how to overhaul.
I think your rear derailleur may be just slightly bent, my road bike has 10 speed tiagra and I can hear the chain gliding over the derailleur pulleys when I'm pedaling. the more speeds the drivetrain has, the more sensitive it is to proper alignment.
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I would tend to read reviews more then some test that was done, and Chain L as well as Rock-N-Roll Gold, and
I am considering trying Rock-N-Roll Gold lube for my next bottle of lube just to see what it's all about. I have heard it does run cleaner then most oil type lubes, but I'll see.
I did once run into a guy who swore by paraffin wax mixed with some powdered graphite, but I've never tried it and don't know the mix ratios. There is also a another lube callled Squirt which is a lot like Rock-N-Roll Gold and Prolink Extreme, you apply it and wipe the chain after every ride. But the real secret to chain life is keeping the chain cleaned and lubed.
Both are silent
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― Bruce Lee
The only thing I'm hearing is classic rock in the earbuds.
Having a flat tire as part of the total cycling experience is highly overrated. Knowing how to fix one quickly is not.
'85 Trek 460 road racer
'89 Raleigh Technium PRE
'79 Motobecane Super Mirage
My bike is definitely not quiet lol
2005 Cannondale six13 10s SRAM
Save my loud hub...my bike is extremely quiet. If I'm running in little wind all I get is that distinct "hiss" a carbon frame makes and a slight sound from my gears (105)...
gotta love that loud hub...it actually comes in handy when coming up on someone else...just stop pedaling a bit and let that loud buzz roar...that always gets their attention.