Xplora wrote:How long does it take for the Thudbuster to start chirping?
My issue is that it goes "click Click Click" with every pedal stroke almost straight away after a new set of DU bushes. It's probably my problem because I tend to twist from side to side as I pedal. Chirping is never an issue because I never let the linkages wear that much. Using lube on the brass shims tends to aggrevate the issue but perhaps I haven't found the right lube.
Don't read too much into the issue I have with it because nobody else I know notices it. The thing is that for me to survive long hours in the saddle, I have to have the head in a good place and any mechanical sound - especially one that is rythmic will put the head in a bad place. I have been known to throw noisy parts far away into the bush - only to go crawling on hands and knees later looking for them....
Given the way a fat tyre "thuds", a bit of noise is really a small price to pay for a bum that doesn't bleed and a back that doesn't bind.