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 Post subject: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:10 pm 
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I was told just change the grease in the free hub body where the pawls and my Hope, Royce hubs will be a lot quieter. And they were. But now back to normal loud click click sound when not pedaling. My American Classic 210 was as silent as can be.
So why do some rear hubs make a loud click sound?


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:56 pm 
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To wake up dozy pedestrians.


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:00 pm 
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fagin wrote:
To wake up dozy pedestrians.



or slow cyclists :lol:


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To save you having to tape lolly sticks to your seat stays to sound cool.


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ishaw wrote:
To save you having to tape lolly sticks to your seat stays to sound cool.



those were the days :oops: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:38 pm 
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Personally the noisy hubs which I've used (Hope, Pinion and Chris King) really get my goat. :evil:
I want to roll quietly through the countryside, not frighten the wildlife...Far prefer the quiet ticking of an American Classic.

Just sourced a top quality completely silent sprag clutch hub from the states (in blue, not this horrible green) to get my new bike rolling silently at last:
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Not cheap :shock: (or light) but very nice, and very niche. 8)

All the best,


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:41 am 
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shimano made silent clutch hubs a while back. optional on mid 90s stx/lx. not gonna be much use on a 142:12 frame though

normally i would wonder what the diff was, but i got a ritchey wcs wheel recently that is stupid loud, sounds like an old freewheel blasted though iron maidens pa system.

i think its supposed to indicate build quality. just marketing junk as usual


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 am 
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i love the loud noise of a HUGI, the louder the better for me!


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:58 pm 
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danson67 wrote:
Personally the noisy hubs which I've used (Hope, Pinion and Chris King) really get my goat. :evil:
I want to roll quietly through the countryside, not frighten the wildlife...Far prefer the quiet ticking of an American Classic.

Just sourced a top quality completely silent sprag clutch hub from the states (in blue, not this horrible green) to get my new bike rolling silently at last:
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Not cheap :shock: (or light) but very nice, and very niche. 8)

All the best,



Love that hub. Quite like green ano. :oops: My Royce isn't light either. For Carbon & ti it must have lead inside.


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 Post subject: Re: noisy rear hubs
PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:12 am 
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fattiman wrote:
i love the loud noise of a HUGI, the louder the better for me!


Completely agree.

I used to (still do) strip all the grease out of Hope hubs and replace with 5w-30 engine oil. (I found 10w-30 a little too noisy :wink: ).


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