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Old 05-17-09, 01:58 PM   #1
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105 CN-5600 chain: loud or not?

Hello to all,

I've recently (<100 miles) built a road bike using a full 30-speed 105 kit. Everything works perfectly, shifts nicely and runs like butter.

However, I find the CN-5600 chain to be quite loud. Even for a gear where the chainline is perfect, pedaling is noisier than coasting. (BTW the 105 hubs with CXP22 rims are a nice match).

My other road bike is a fixed gear and the cheap SRAM PC1 chain is quite silent, so maybe I don't have the right references. My MTB bike is also quite silent.

Oh, I'm using Finish Line Teflon-Plus Dry Lube. If I understood correctly, dry lubes are noisier than wet ones.

So, what's your opinion on this?
Thank you very much!
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Old 05-17-09, 04:36 PM   #2
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Is the chain routed properly through the rear derailleur?
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Old 05-17-09, 05:07 PM   #3
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Were the cassette and chainrings new as well? I think Shimano chains are a tad noisier than other brands, but not more than a Shimano freehub.
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