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noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 11:01am

My Shimano M771 isn't particularly noisey, I admit, but it occurred to me that by changing the lube, I might get it quieter - any tips, folks?
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby foxyrider » 9 Jun 2015, 11:14am

Team Sky use Morgan Blue
Convention? what's that then?
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 11:18am

Team Sky, Morgan Blue?... are they Hollywood actors - or famous race horses?? ;-)
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 11:27am

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby andrewjoseph » 9 Jun 2015, 11:29am

simonineaston wrote:My Shimano M771 isn't particularly noisey, I admit, but it occurred to me that by changing the lube, I might get it quieter - any tips, folks?


wax lubes can help things run quieter. perfect chainline, spot on cassette/mech tuning. fish oil for the knees.
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby Psamathe » 9 Jun 2015, 11:39am

foxyrider wrote:Team Sky use Morgan Blue

I purchased a bottle of their dry lube following recommendations - though not yet got round to trying it !! Maybe your comment will motivate me to clean my chain and start using it.

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby mercalia » 9 Jun 2015, 11:51am

I try and keep the cassette rings free of lube as it attracts muck build up and bad changes ( and therefore noise). The grease from the chain should be sifficient to lube the cassette. I dont get any noise from my system. maybe take a look at your chain and keep it cleaner and lubed ( I use chainsaw oil)

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 12:06pm

andrewjoseph wrote:fish oil for the knees.
Good call...
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 12:07pm

simonineaston wrote:My Shimano M771 isn't particularly noisey, I admit, but it occurred to me that by changing the lube, I might get it quieter - any tips, folks?

I rushed into that one - I meant the ticking of the ratchet pawls on over-run :oops: The noise has got nothing to do with the poor innocent M771, but rather, comes from the free-body, which is a NovaTech product... Sorry to mislead you, folks!
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby mig » 9 Jun 2015, 12:33pm

'dolby'

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby Brucey » 9 Jun 2015, 12:56pm

if you use some oil or semi-fluid grease inside the freewheel mechanism it will make it quieter. However if the lube is thin and the seals are bad, it will all come out and make a terrible mess. If the lube is too thick the pawls may skip in cold weather ( very bad indeed). It is a delicate balance.

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby beardy » 9 Jun 2015, 12:58pm

any tips, folks?


Dont stop pedalling. :lol:

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 1:06pm

beardy wrote:
any tips, folks?


Dont stop pedalling. :lol:

Tried that once, didn't like it!
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Re: noise from cassette

Postby Brucey » 9 Jun 2015, 1:17pm

BTW I really can't stand noisy freewheels; when I was a kid and I wanted a noise like that I could stick something in the spokes.....

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Re: noise from cassette

Postby simonineaston » 9 Jun 2015, 1:41pm

Brucey wrote:If the lube is too thick the pawls may skip in cold weather ( very bad indeed). It is a delicate balance.
Tell me about it! I have an SA 8 speed hub that's been apart and back together again I don't know how many times to try and find the reason for the very intermittent and occasional pawl skip - replaced the lube with every decreasing viscosity choices - am now on some left-over Duckhams Hypoid (to deal with those extreme pressures don't you know ;-) ) which more-or-less does the trick, but not 100%-ly...
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