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Old 04-28-22, 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Ptcycles View Post
I owned a couple of bikes that were dead silent. I was told by my local bike shop that the bikes were former police bikes, and were equipped with silent hubs, so you. can't here the cops sneaking up on you.
I understand it was common for police bikes to be equipped with roller clutch hubs in the '90s and '00s for this purpose. In fact, there are several threads on Bike Forums on this...one backed up by someone who claims to have such a police bike.

"Police-only" silent clutch

Pawl-less silent Shimano rear hubs.. anybody used them?

I do have one of these roller clutch hubs that came factory on a '90s Trek MultiTrack 750 and it's wonderful. You can't hear it. At all. That said, I find most of the Shimano freehubs from the '90s to be pretty darn quiet (which I prefer).
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