- What the noisiest bike you've ridden?
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.Posted 5 years agoKing-ocelotMember
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.Posted 5 years agobullroarSubscriber
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.Posted 5 years agodeepoMember
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!Posted 5 years agobennyboy1Member
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!Posted 5 years agoD0NKSubscriber
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.Posted 5 years agodantsw13Member
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!!!Posted 5 years agorickonSubscriber
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!Posted 5 years ago
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