chain noise?

David Beard davidebeard at
Thu Apr 12 02:48:04 PDT 2007

What kind of chain is it? Some chains are noisier than others. I had a 
Tsubaki that whined the whole time I had it on the bike. Nothing wrong 
with the chain, really, just noisy. As long as it's a quality brand name 
chain, I'd just keep it well lubed and put some miles on it and let it 
stretch and break in.

Dave B

John Spoonemore wrote:
> Hi all.
> I recently replaced my chain and sprockets (thanks to EVERYBODY who 
> replied to my query for help...Art Lischer, your pics confirmed my 
> setup...thanks hugely ;-D)
> Thing, new parts added...and I get a really neat sounding 
> whine.  It wasn't there on the last set of final-drive gear, so I'm 
> not sure what to make of it.  I've only managed maybe 50 miles or so 
> since the new parts went on, which means I don't know if it's going to 
> wear off with mileage and time, or if I'm stuck with it.  All my 
> bearings are good, chain slack is a just a tad on the loose side (and 
> that's another question...when torqued down, the chain wants to 
> tighten up idea why, as nothing appears amiss...)
> Anybody have some input, perhaps, on these things?  I'm confused as to 
> *why* they're there..when nothing is mechanically wrong.
> Thanks everyone..
> Spoone (confused in kirkland)

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