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    Senior Member zonatandem's Avatar
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    Have been using parafin (hot wax method) since the 1970s.
    Chain/drivetrain is clean and noiseless

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    Been using the hot paraffin wax method since the 1970s.
    Quiet . . . no mess . . . re-usable.

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    Know what's funny? There is not one chain lube that works better in any sense than plain old machine oil (like 3 in 1). The more crap you put in it (Teflon, graphite, wax), the more of a mess you get. Drop of oil on each link pin, wipe off the excess, ride. Nothing could be simpler in fact but is made more complicated by the marketplace. I used hot paraffin for 25 years, but the new chains with non-reusable pins or even master links that can only be reused once or a few times just makes that impractical now. Besides, the wax (similar to Teflon) likes to cake up in the derailleur and cassette crevices. Not everything in this life has to be complicated or expensive.

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    When my riding buddy hears the buzz of my DI2 front derailleur, kicking the chain on to the large ring, he starts to sweat, sort of like Pavlov's dog, knowing the pain is about to start. Other than that, silence.

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    If my bike isn't silent something is wrong.

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    One of my friends has the noisiest bike. Everytime I ride with him I ask him if he can shut that effing thing up.
    He doesn't even care.
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Pretty quiet. Except my cassettee makes some noise when i upshift(i can hear my spokes vibrating). Probably from the staggering amount of power i'm generating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachoman View Post
    One of my friends has the noisiest bike. Everytime I ride with him I ask him if he can shut that effing thing up.
    He doesn't even care.
    If it's one of those loud hubs making the racket their made that way and you can't shut them up.

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    I hear the tires and the derailleur when I shift. Other than that, nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rekmeyata View Post
    If it's one of those loud hubs making the racket their made that way and you can't shut them up.
    Not even close. This dude rides a 20 year old steel Mondonico with 10 year old 105 components. It's rare he even gets a clean shift.
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    These replies seem to suggest that kmc chains are quieter than shimanos. My dura ace chain on my 105 cassette have a consistent chaining sound. My rear de is well-adjusted and I clean+lube my chain off my bike every 200 mi

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    Not dead silent, but pretty quiet - depending on how lazy I've been keeping the chain lubed...

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    Silent as the wind moving through pines, a whooshing of tires on pavement and a barely perceptible whir of a well lubed chain.

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    Oh, and I use only WD-40

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    The only sound I hear is the wind and an odd sucking sound behind.
    Amerika, Land of the Very Brief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqroot3 View Post
    These replies seem to suggest that kmc chains are quieter than shimanos. My dura ace chain on my 105 cassette have a consistent chaining sound. My rear de is well-adjusted and I clean+lube my chain off my bike every 200 mi
    Hmm, I think people are imagining what they want to believe. I have Shimano 105 chain on my newest bike and I can't hear anything out of it...of course I keep the chain clean and lubed.

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    I showed the bike shop what I thought was my derailleur pulleys being loud, they gave it a quick spin and told me the hanger was a tiny bit bent, but that wasn't loud at all... @_@
    Noooooo! My thread!! -_________- http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/896498-Do-you-pack-quot-heat-quot-while-cycling

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