my drivetrain is not silent. i want it to be. please help.
it was quieter BEFORE i upgraded components and slackened my chain! im going a little crazy, but i will try to be methodical:
first off, ill admit that the chainline is not spot-on perfect. but its off by less than 1mm. if my measurements are precise, it is off by exactly 0.6075mm. and otherwise my setup is pretty ideal: 1/8" campy ring, suntour pro cog and cranks, shimano bb. there are no stiff links or tight spots. i have the chain at the slackest it should ever be. before i got the wipperman i was running a junk $4 bmx chain, and it was quieter then!
i thought maybe i just needed to break in the new setup. ive ridden it for a good 100-150 miles or so. still clattering like i just got married. BUT-- my old chain noise (which i attributed to the not-perfect chainline) was a fairly constant one, and the (louder) noise i hear now is only while actively pedaling. when i just let the cranks spin the noise goes away........
i thought wipperman was a great chain. never has my bike been so loud! i just dont get it.