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Old 07-15-10, 11:43 AM   #1
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chain making a rattling noise?

Hey guys, stuck on a problem Ive run into. I ordered a chain from evans cycles:

http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...26?query=chain

It actually arrived looking pretty badly sprayed and was barely long enough to reach all the way round (no spare links), so I'm not best happy about that. But thats now just superficial. The issue I have, is that once all linked up, there seems to be a loud rattling noise coming from the rear fixed sprocket.

So I figured that this is one of 2 things:

1. Theres something up with the cog.

2. Theres something up with the chain.

My chainline is ok, and prob out by less that 5mm, which is what I initially thought the problem might be. Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts? If its the chain, what would you recommend? I was thinking either of:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Ch...in/5360041704/

or

KMC Z510 1/8 Coloured Single Speed Chain from
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/p/cycle/7/Ch...in/5360041704/
(looking for a white chain)

Thanks in advance,
Adam
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Old 07-15-10, 11:53 AM   #2
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It's a cheap chain.

Different chains make different sounds. I currently have KMC K710, Izumi V, & Izumi Eco and all 3 sound different. The K710 is the most quiet (I think). Either that or the Eco.
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Bad chain, and did you lube your chain?
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Ahhhh, thanks for that. Ill send this one back... since this one sounds like a marching band.

So the KMC K710 is quite quiet?
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Ahhhh, thanks for that. Ill send this one back... since this one sounds like a marching band.

So the KMC K710 is quite quiet?
Yes. And quite heavy and difficult to break with a chain breaker being that the plates are so thick.
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