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  • Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    Everyone – it is the owner going ‘whoooooooop!’ at the top of his voice that is the worst noise. 😳

    elliott-20
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    An Intense M1 with ZZYZX forks. That thing creaked, rattled and clanged all over the place.

    banks
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    Same bike but with rubber queens, I love all the noises bar chain slap

    GW
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    M1 here too.. sounded like a cowbell over the slightest chatter.. (oranges are pretty bad but not in the same league) having said that Dirt Jumping on a borrowed Orange Missile was the probably scariest tho, the amplification through that downtube from a loose headset cup moving around every pump and landing made me give it back pretty quick.

    amsterdan
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    Trek remedy no creaking but bad chain slap

    deepo
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    I’ve a trek remedy and it’s a noisy bugger! It creaks at the back end and all noises are amplified by the big boxy tubes, add in my hope pro 2 hub and there’s no sneaking up on anyone!!!
    This is by far the noisiest bike I’ve owned, what about you?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Cracked, worn out 224. All the usual cutlery-drawer effects plus a ton of extras just for that bike. Seemed louder than my motorbike.

    Premier Icon wallop
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    My cotic soul creaks like a mofo, gets right on my bluetits.

    Kato
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    Whyte Preston

    _tom_
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    My bike after riding Woburn in the wet yesterday, my drivetrain sounds horrible 🙁

    Ibis Mojo and Whyte E120 probably tie for the noisiest, followed closely by a Cannondale Raven… and that’s coming from someone who has an Orange DH bike!

    davidjohn
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    My new fat bike with 4.7″ knobby tires when riding on the bitumen .. Wrrrr wrrrrrr wrrrrrrrrr like a 4×4 with mud tires on the highway.. 😀

    DJ

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Honda sp2 with a pair of blue flame exhausts. Starting that up would set off the car alarm next door.

    Premier Icon on and on
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    I had 2006 specialized fsr which made a racket whenever it turned a wheel.
    Total pos, I’d never have another specialized bike as long as I live.

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    bullheart
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    Stacey from Deighton in Huddersfield.

    She hit all the notes. Frightened the bejesus out of me, and my first introduction to Kirklees women…

    EDIT: Damn you to hell and back, you paddling bugger!!!!!

    Gorehound
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    Trek Ex8 it’s sounded like a rusty wheelbarrow from new.

    I had a hack bike that was built up from some very worn out parts I had (& scrounged) on a Claude Butler frame I got from eBay. It was so noisy I didn’t need a bell on the towpaths as people heard it coming. Despite it’s noise it rode really well and was quite light. My sisters ex borrowed it, then their relationship ended, I asked for it back and he confessed it had been stolen, however he had ‘priced similar up’ and handed me £300. The bike only cost me about £100. Result.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    🙂 @ bullheart

    Mantastic
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    Shelia? you humping my auntie?

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    My C456.

    Sounded like a tupperware box full of marbles on any fast downhills with stones on.

    With a nice clikcy Hope Pro2 to add tot he general racket.

    Whyte E120 with Hope hubs, or the GoCycle I was loaned for a while. He latter more for the “wooooooohooooooooo!” Factor!

    (It had been chipped! )

    hoodie
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    My Grifter circa 1983 with a lolly pop stick stuck through the brake calliper….motorbiketastic

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    My San Andreas with Stratos triple clamps was a proper noisy bugger. Sounded like I was pusking a Connex full of drumkits off a cliff….

    Premier Icon coolhandluke
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    I hear this terrible whining noise from my mates bike when it goes up hill!

    Premier Icon The Pinkster
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    My Marin Quake FRS – ride on any vaguely loose surface and the monocoque rattled like a baked bean tin filled with rusty nuts.

    dantsw13
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    Are we talking about the inherent noise from the frame/bearings or creaky cranks/saddle and rattly drivetrain here? Surely the latter is about spannering?

    Premier Icon bullroar
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    Orange sub5, it can start the day silent as sleeping baby. Gradually various elements of the cutlery drawer orchestra would tune up and by the end of a ride the whole lot was going full bore. Nothing the conductor could do about it. Adding a set of Juicy 3’s beefed up the percussion wing of the orchestra to good effect.

    Dibbs
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    My KTM Duke 690 with Akrapovic exhaust is quite loud, a mate of mine had a Quake FRS and that was a noisy bike. I had a a PRST-1 and a PRST-4 and never found the that noisy.

    jedi
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    my hotta monocoque time trial bike with disc wheel sounded like a jet fighter! 🙂

    Klunk
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    all my bikes are, for the most part, silent, I don’t think I could have it any other way. The noisiest bike I’ve followed was a carbon fs whyte every time it changes gear almight bass thump, sounded like a kick drum with a pillow in it.

    deepo
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    Dantsw13- The creak I refered to in my OP I think is mechanical, although bearings, crank, pivot points, seat, free hub, pedals and chain/seat stays have all been checked, maintained and lubed/ grease where necessary but I still think something’s up! Everything else is the inherent noise that the frame amplifies and makes sound “tinny”, regardless of the creak, the remedy still makes a lot of noise!

    GSX-R750 with a Ti race system fitted.
    The wife said my dog would get up an go and sit by the front door 15mins before I arrived 😀

    bennyboy1
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    The Pinkster – I’m in agreement with you, I used to have a ’97 Marin Quake 9.0 FRS – noisiest bike ever!

    Not mine but someone on Retrobike has been busy updating a 1997 frame!

    http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/files/sp_a0049_763.jpg

    banjax34
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    Suzuki DR800 …biggest single cylinder trailbike ever produced, bit loud 😆

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    mmmbop with pro2 freehub. When roads are wet even the tiny bits of grit from front wheel spray hitting the downtube seems really loud.

    although special mention must go to my c456, the sq taper cranks on it are knackered and what I’m sure would be a slight creaking on a skinny tubed frame is amplified by the big box down tube into a horrendous creak/crack/creak/crack. before cranks went all funny it was a pretty quiet bike.

    Trek Y22. Massive carbon monocoque acted as a huge resonating chamber. Simple things like cable slap were distractingly loud.

    My halifax recycled filing cabinet is airwolf whisper mode by comparison.

    dantsw13
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    Deepo, in that case that’s really annoying!! I’m lucky my Heckler has high chainstays, so I don’t get chainslap. My old Cannondale had a creaky saddle that was structurally solid, but sounded like the floorboards in a haunted house – I had to replace it as it drove me nuts!!!

    titusrider
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    My Mojo isnt too loud but does make some noise, problem is the noise sounds like its all in the swingarm/ generally behind you.

    therefore i spend alot of my rides looking for the ghostly pro DH racer that seems to want to overtake…..

    Premier Icon rickon
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    wonnyj’s Trek Top Fuel. Jesus… shock eyelets worn, bushes worn, brearings worn, BB threads destroyed, so had an insert put in, which corroded, so failed…..

    When he took it to LoCo sounded like someone had trapped the head of a parrot in a revolving door.

    Skwaaarrrrrk! Skwaaarrrkkk! Skwaaaarrrrrk!

    Kuco
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    GT LTS mine squeaked and creaked not matter what I did. Couple of mates had them and there’s never made a noise. Got so fed up with it that I sold it, other than that it was a great bike.

    Premier Icon rickon
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    My Mojo isnt too loud but does make some noise, problem is the noise sounds like its all in the swingarm/ generally behind you.

    Take the hanger off, clean it, grease it and put it back on. Worth a try.

    Flashy
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    My CCM with Remus race exhaust set off car alarms but my Harley 45 chop with straight through pipes, would set off house alarms and caused a neighbour to fall off a ladder……

    224

    I borrowed it for a single race run and couldn’t hear myself think.

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