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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-28-12, 07:17 PM   #1
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Are there high-end single speed freewheels that aren't made by White Industries?

I'm looking for a well made single speed freewheel (ala White Industries) that doesn't make a loud whirring noise. I have a few of the WI ones and while they're great for short rides, would rather something not quite as loud on longer outings. The Shimano one I have is decent but not great. Thanks
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Old 04-28-12, 07:22 PM   #2
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Don't coast as much and you won't hear the noise.
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Old 04-28-12, 07:35 PM   #3
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Why is that such a big concern for you? I find the clicking to be rather satisfying... stop coasting or go fixed if it's really that big a problem.

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Old 04-28-12, 08:11 PM   #4
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check out the ACS Crossfire http://www.acsbmx.com/crossfire.html
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Old 04-28-12, 09:05 PM   #5
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I agree, the WI is simply annoying. I switched to the chrome and black Shimano...what' s not to like?
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IRD makes one. No idea how loud it is, or how good it is for that matter. Their multi-speed freewheels are pretty quiet.
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Old 04-29-12, 03:11 AM   #7
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check out the ACS Crossfire http://www.acsbmx.com/crossfire.html

Agreed. Not a bad freewheel for $20. What size do you need, I may have a new one...
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My shimano makes literally no noise and it's fine, though it's a bit rusty
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