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Whats the noise?(5 posts)

Whats the noise?Pewe
May 2, 2003 10:57 AM
On my brandnew DeRosa Vision -03, equipped with Chorous and Record shifters, there seems to be a strange noise. It sounds like the chain is rubbing on the front der. but that is not the case, I've checked and there is plenty of room for the chain. Since this is my first roadbike I'm not quite sure how much noise a bike should make but obviously I would like my bike as quiet as possible. Overall I think theres a lot of noise from the drivetrain, will it get more quiet over time when everything wears in? Shifting is fine so I don't think it's badly adjusted. Has anyone experienced something like this and what's the cure?
Thanks, Pewe
Was the chain lubricated?c722061
May 2, 2003 11:18 AM
If the chain dry, it will cause the noise like chain rubbing against deraileur.
Was the chain lubricated?Pewe
May 2, 2003 11:57 AM
No, the chain was lubed and quite frankly I haven't got a clue were the noise is coming from. Anyone out there who knows?
Thanks, Pewe
Another possibility...seyboro
May 2, 2003 5:59 PM
... with a campy drivetrain (I'm just speaking from my own setup-experiences) is a larger than normal amount of patience required dialing in the rear derailleur. I usuallly come across this after changing out cables and housing.
The shifting will work fine, but there seems to be some residual noise from the cassette, normally somewhere in the middle cogs, sounding like front derailleur rub. I just start over. Take the cable off, reattach after checking initial tension, then work the barrel adjuster. One to three tries normally does the trick and ends up with a very quiet drivetrain.
Well from my experience...the bull
May 3, 2003 4:51 AM
I noticed the noise on my campy as well!
It will go away they seem to make less noise after awhile.
When in the smallest gears the chain can also rub the large cainring on the bottom.Adjust the rear der. while riding the bike to see if sound gets better or worse.