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Old 02-16-06, 09:32 PM   #1
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Drivetrain noise...Problem?

I just started commuting on my fixed gear(third day) and I have noticed a slight rattle coming from the chainring area. Aren't fixies silent? Any idea what the problem might be? ....Maybe to wide a chain.
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Old 02-16-06, 09:34 PM   #2
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is your chainline straight? chain lubed? correct chain tension?
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Old 02-16-06, 09:37 PM   #3
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The chainline is straight(I eyeballed it), the chain is lubed and yes the chain seems to be correctly tensioned.
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I had that noise for almost a year until today.. I put on new MKK chain .... the sound gone..
Kinjo also had new MKK chiain and the noise was gone for him.......
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So, you think, its not the chain width is the chain quality?
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I would think so..cos my chain line was strait when I took out the older chain.....
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check the chainring bolts. even if theyre tight, they might make noise as they "settle in" for up to a week.
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Yeah, I have some noise with my newly assembled drivetrain.
Promax/Phil wood cog&bb/Sugino 75/Izumi chain.
Not chainline noise, just noise.
I'm hoping it'll go away.

But I might try reinstalling the chainring, per muftek's advice.
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Yeah, I have some noise with my newly assembled drivetrain.
Promax/Phil wood cog&bb/Sugino 75/Izumi chain.
Not chainline noise, just noise.
I'm hoping it'll go away.

But I might try reinstalling the chainring, per muftek's advice.
damn, that's what my new drivetrain is going to be once i get it installed, except i went with a shimano 107 un73
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its okay for your drivetrain to make some noise. the chain quality def has something to do with it. i have a straight chainline w/sugino rds, surly hub and cog with a sram pc -1 chain. ive recently lubed and tightened all my chainring bolts too. it makes some noise, but i dont fret. neither should you.
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A little noise is nothing to worry about. My chain makes a little noise, and its a great, solid chain, and my chainline is straight as an arrow. Some of them just work like that. Don't sweat it.
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Tonight, some guy on a geared bike was rattling himself down the street going the other way on the other side. His drivechain noise was so loud, it drowned mine out.
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Old 02-17-06, 10:31 AM   #13
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my drivetrain is usually silent when i'm riding but if i am working on it and i give the pedals a whirl i hear noise. kinda weird i think.
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