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Old 02-14-21, 11:02 AM
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Chainline questions

So question for you pros out there. The O.L.D. on the SA SRF--3 hub is 119 and my BB spindle is 120. I'm getting a noise from the rear sprocket and chain, but should it concern me? While I'm no expert on chainline by a long shot, the numbers match, and the chain isn't hugging any particular side, so I should be good, right? The only thing I can think of is that it's a Stronglight 120 spindle, which is most likely ISO, and the SR crank is JIS. Or the chain/sprocket/chainring size difference.
. I saved a video in my Google drive and attached the link of anyone would care to listen. This is my first time dealing with anything Sturmey Archer, and Ive never run into chainline problems before so any advice is appreciated.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xZw...w?usp=drivesdk
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Old 02-14-21, 11:14 AM
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Have you cleaned and lubed the entire drive train recently? A dry or dirty chain makes noise.
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Old 02-14-21, 11:19 AM
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I didn’t hear or see anything unusual in that vid, just the comforting tic tic of an S-A hub.
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Old 02-14-21, 11:55 AM
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Have you cleaned and lubed the entire drive train recently? A dry or dirty chain makes noise.
except for the chainring/crank, which is very clean, everything is brand new.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I didnít hear or see anything unusual in that vid, just the comforting tic tic of an S-A hub.
Thats what I was hoping to hear! I have no prior SA experience, so didnt know if that was the sound to be expected! Thanks
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Why not measure the chainline instead of talking about it.. then you will have facts to talk about.
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Originally Posted by jish1969 View Post
While I'm no expert on chainline by a long shot, the numbers match.
What numbers are you "matching"?
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