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squeak from jockeys but...not?

Old 05-19-23, 02:23 PM
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squeak from jockeys but...not?

So Campy Nuovo Record- had some squeaks coming from the jockey wheels (original campy - slightly worn with just the hint of possible line fracture at the normal point in one) in the RD, so I replaced the wheels with some shimano that fit... but still squeaks!! Its not the freewheel as i can remove the wheel and turn the cranks/chain through the jockeys and hear the squeak. what do we think? chain too wide maybe? something else? anyone had this?? it's annoying to be constantly chased by chatty mice.

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Overall, I'd be curious what the quietest jockey wheels might be regardless of brand. Who cares what is says on the jockey wheels: "Eyes up here, OK?"
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Sometimes it is the chain itself. Sounds like it's the jockey wheels because that is where the chain is bending back and forth.
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Originally Posted by albrt
Sometimes it is the chain itself. Sounds like it's the jockey wheels because that is where the chain is bending back and forth.
hmm interesting point. it has chain lube on it but maybe it's not liking it - its a bit tacky. ill clean and apply just some oil.
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I had a hybrid bike once that had a squeak on every crank revolution. I couldn't replicate it on the stand. Eventually, I figured out that the heel of my sneaker was rubbing against the crank arm on every down stroke. 
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Originally Posted by Pompiere
I had a hybrid bike once that had a squeak on every crank revolution. I couldn't replicate it on the stand. Eventually, I figured out that the heel of my sneaker was rubbing against the crank arm on every down stroke. 
heh. like when i have an annoying 'ticking' noise and get all weird about it until i realize its my shoelace slapping - but its not that this time- it squeaks if I am on it or not. another one to check is jsut to stand up and see if any squeak goes away as it can be the saddle. i think it might have been the chain- i de-lubed and oiled and it seems to be better! will have to do a ride to see if its actually fully gone.
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Originally Posted by albrt
Sometimes it is the chain itself. Sounds like it's the jockey wheels because that is where the chain is bending back and forth.
just had the same annoying issue and it turned out to be a gummed up chain. Thoroughly cleaned it and the pesty squeak went away.
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