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Old 05-11-06, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by aikigreg
I've only just recently noticed how all my drivetrain noise is coming from the stock idler on my baron. I've really got to find a suitable replacement.
Actually if you have the "soft" rubber idlers that my Baron has then that is about as good as it gets. My previous recumbent had hard plastic idlers which produced a constant "buzzzzz" as each link of chain slid across the wheel. On my regular route the dogs would always be waiting for me as I came around the bend on this bike, but when I got my Baron it was a stealth bike by comparison. The dogs are always too late to catch me now.

Also remember the power of sound diminishes with the square of the distance, and one is very close to the drivetrain on the Baron.
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