Wheels that don't tick!

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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby AndyRevill » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:35 am

foo on patrol wrote:
AndyRevill wrote: The bloke in the LBS reckoned when people pay more they want more noise - it sounds expensive :roll:


What a first class tool he is, never heard so much BS about a bike before in my life! :?

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He was being very much tongue in cheek while just passing on the way some people think. I'm sure when you run a bike shop you see and hear all sorts.
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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby Dave R32 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:30 am

The quietest free hub I have heard is the Ultegra 6700, it is basically silent.

(Note these are the hubs you buy as spare parts, not the hubs which come in the 6700 series wheels, which are a little noisier)

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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby kokoman » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:06 pm

Have a set of Pro-lite Braccianos, and they are heaps quiet, compared to my previous Mavic CXP22.
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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:56 pm

kokoman wrote:Have a set of Pro-lite Braccianos, and they are heaps quiet, compared to my previous Mavic CXP22.


When your Bracciano's get louder you just need to take the freehub off, re-grease everything and they'll be all quiet again.
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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:07 pm

AndyRevill wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:
AndyRevill wrote: The bloke in the LBS reckoned when people pay more they want more noise - it sounds expensive :roll:


What a first class tool he is, never heard so much BS about a bike before in my life! :?

Foo


He was being very much tongue in cheek while just passing on the way some people think. I'm sure when you run a bike shop you see and hear all sorts.


I hope so and yeah you do. I worked in one for a while and you get some wobbly questions thrown at you. :shock:

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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby NhiTrac » Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:09 pm

jacks1071 wrote:
kokoman wrote:Have a set of Pro-lite Braccianos, and they are heaps quiet, compared to my previous Mavic CXP22.


When your Bracciano's get louder you just need to take the freehub off, re-grease everything and they'll be all quiet again.


But is this required? I.e can we use the 'loudness' as a guideline to regressing the freehub or can we continue to ride? My question relates to all wheels I guess, not just your prolites.

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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby jacks1071 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:59 pm

NhiTrac wrote:
jacks1071 wrote:
kokoman wrote:Have a set of Pro-lite Braccianos, and they are heaps quiet, compared to my previous Mavic CXP22.


When your Bracciano's get louder you just need to take the freehub off, re-grease everything and they'll be all quiet again.


But is this required? I.e can we use the 'loudness' as a guideline to regressing the freehub or can we continue to ride? My question relates to all wheels I guess, not just your prolites.

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If you freehub from new was pretty quiet and over time get louder than yes, you could definitely use that as a service guideline.

When most people replace the chain (assuming you are changing it at a reasonable service interval) is a pretty good time to service your freehub, jockey wheels, check the bottom bracket etc..
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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby sturmey archer » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:06 pm

swaz wrote:After some wheels that do NOT make the freewheel ratchet sound. The more silent, the better.



Coaster brake hubs - silent freewheel . Probably not really what you're after though :lol:
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Re: Wheels that don't tick!

Postby SmellyTofu » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:49 am

Shimano hubs are quiet if that's your thing. I like loud as it's a semi good replacement of a bell on shared path.
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