Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

Oy vey

Old 05-25-08, 10:47 PM
  #1  
mavimao
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mavimao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lyon, France
Posts: 255

Bikes: Custom Mercier - Velo'v - Peugeot FG conversion

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Oy vey

I recently put together a Spicer/Kilo TT frame with all new parts put on it with a year of research gone into making sure the chainline would be straight and everything...and the drive chain makes a metallic whirring noise. I hastily convert an old 10-speed into a single speed bike buying only a shimano freewheel, and reusing everything else on the bike. Silent as a muther'ucker.

I need to get my new ride to quiet down.
mavimao is offline  
Old 05-25-08, 11:30 PM
  #2  
dervish
unofficial
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: san rafael, CA
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
meh, it happens, if you want silence ride w/ earplugs
dervish is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 04:40 PM
  #3  
ralphm2k
Lamb of God
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
k

How far off is your chainline? Is your chain, cog and crank all the same tooth size?
A clean "whirr" is nice.
ralphm2k is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 04:46 PM
  #4  
bradenCBC
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 111
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am assuming it's an aluminum frame. Aluminum frames make for noisy track bikes. It has something to do with how the chain noise resonates through the frame. I have had the exact same parts on two frames that really only differed in what they were made of... aluminum frame: noisy, steel frame: silent.
Such is life.
bradenCBC is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 06:12 PM
  #5  
dervish
unofficial
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: san rafael, CA
Posts: 1,054
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
aluminum frames dont always make noisy track bikes. i just finished up a alu peugeot and its silent as can be.
dervish is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 06:29 PM
  #6  
peabodypride
No plan.
 
peabodypride's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 2,744
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by bradenCBC View Post
I am assuming it's an aluminum frame. Aluminum frames make for noisy track bikes. It has something to do with how the chain noise resonates through the frame. I have had the exact same parts on two frames that really only differed in what they were made of... aluminum frame: noisy, steel frame: silent.
Such is life.
Dude's got a Spicer/Kilo TT frame.
peabodypride is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 08:03 PM
  #7  
andre nickatina
not actually Nickatina
 
andre nickatina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: OR
Posts: 4,447
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Lube the chain up real nice, loosen the tension a little.
andre nickatina is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 09:25 PM
  #8  
dookski
meat popsicle
 
dookski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 166

Bikes: Gitane, Frienze, Kilo, Masi, Fuji, Playdate

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
check your chainring bolts.
if it's an old wheel, try cleaning and properly repacking your rear hub.
dookski is offline  
Old 05-26-08, 09:40 PM
  #9  
mavimao
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
mavimao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Lyon, France
Posts: 255

Bikes: Custom Mercier - Velo'v - Peugeot FG conversion

Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thank you all for your suggestions. I'll try lubing it up and loosening the tension a bit. It's a brand new wheelset, so I don't think I need to pack anything.
mavimao is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Sy Reene
Road Cycling
21
02-26-17 06:14 PM
Stick69
Tandem Cycling
27
04-28-16 03:27 PM
Exit.
Classic & Vintage
0
09-28-09 04:00 AM
Turbine
Road Cycling
15
02-03-08 12:35 AM
sparrow vs. CR
Bicycle Mechanics
10
04-06-06 03:26 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.