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Old 04-08-19, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Don't respond to him.
I was just playing around with his nonsense.

On a more serious note, on STEEL frames, My local shop does Rohloff installs starting at $2000. The carbon drive is $500 more. The Paragon drop outs are $250 a set, plus 600 to retrofit. Then paint is $400 to start.

So feets $3700 vanity suggestion to retrofit makes perfect sense.

Oh, don't forget a wheel build & taxes.
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Old 04-08-19, 03:23 PM
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So what was the problem? Operator Error?
Killer.!!!
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Old 04-09-19, 12:52 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
Nice. Bent hanger. What's with the sending the frame back to Ridley for lacquer peeling on the dropouts? Doesn't that happen anyway?
I guess if happened to my frame I would send it back too....but miniwilly, let's get this bike running for the season! No more excuses!
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Old 04-12-19, 04:35 PM
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did you look at the sprockets and bearings? Maybe try lubing them? Sounds like a rear sprocket issue...
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Old 04-22-19, 02:20 PM
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I have the exact same problem with Dura Ace R9120. Replaced the chain and cassette and it's noisy as hell on the third cog and up. But ONLY while on the big ring. I've adjusted the hanger but it doesn't change anything. The noise seems to correlate with a lot of RD vibration. I had it at the Trek shop, and they were unable to silence it.

I unfortunately don't have the previous chain or cassette anymore.
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Old 04-22-19, 03:35 PM
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Its a derailleur drivetrain. Ive never come across a quiet derailleur drivetrain.
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Old 04-23-19, 10:36 PM
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I noticed that if I push gently on the back of the RD, the noise from the lower pulley goes away completely. It is as if the chain doesn't run smoothly over the pulley wheel.
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Old 04-24-19, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MidTNBrad View Post
+1 on the bent derailleur hanger.

+2 on that as well. DR hangers are made out of soft aluminum, to protect the frame. As a result they bend easily and make all kinds of noises.
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Old 04-24-19, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by base2 View Post
I seriously doubt the OP is going to go through the hassle of going to a frame builder to have a gate installed in the seat stay over a bit of new drivetrain noise
Once Gates figures out how to make a belt that has a break in it, I'm guessing they will sell a lot more transmissions, and I'll be first in line with lots of money in my hand.
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Old 04-24-19, 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Kovkov View Post
Its a derailleur drivetrain. Ive never come across a quiet derailleur drivetrain.
Come on over to Queens sometime and ride with me...
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