Author Topic: Is my Rohloff noisy?  (Read 4464 times)

George Hetrick

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Re: Is my Rohloff noisy?
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2014, 02:39:32 AM »
When new, I thought that 7th gear sounded much like a washing machine going up hills. Some 3000mi (5000km) later it's much quieter, but still louder than other gears.
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il padrone

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Re: Is my Rohloff noisy?
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2014, 04:46:37 AM »
I became less concerned about the noise in 7th when I realised that it has higher efficiency than 5th (the least efficient gear) so the noise is just that, noise. Not dramatically effecting your ride.

I do tend to use 7th as the intermediate step between 8th and 6th however. I don't linger in it too long.

greywolf

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Re: Is my Rohloff noisy?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2014, 02:08:53 AM »
G'Day from Downunder,
As with most, my freehub got quiet after a bit of work. It is now 9 years old - moderate work.
I have noticed, when the chain/sprocket/chainwheel approach old age, that some strange noises can follow a chain clean, but these always go when the offending old gear is replaced. Enjoy your freehub. Greywolf - Australia

energyman

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Re: Is my Rohloff noisy?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2014, 02:00:35 PM »
It's to remind you that you are cycling with a quality gear box.  The Alfine 8 & 11 are silent (well mine are) if you desire a stealth bike !

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Re: Is my Rohloff noisy?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 08:02:36 AM »
has anyone noticed hubs making more noise when pushed backwards? its like a metal fluttering, perhaps the card in the spokes as other have said! hub's now over two years old, could it be a sign of low oil?