i recently bought a fixie, which rides really nice, but its noisy.
the first thing i did was check the BB and tighten up a lot of loose screws and bolts…but upon riding it again, the noise became louder. Its a constant noise that follows my pedal rhythm.
What things should i look at adjusting/changing to isolate where the noise might be coming from?
BTW…the bike is second hand, with SRAM omnium cranks and some kind of NJS chain…i’ve also been told that the rear chain ring (17t) is punched not machined, but I’m not really sure what that would mean in relation to this problem though.
From my memory of sw8 fixxie timez, some chains were definitely louder than others. I recall some of the super crazy strong NJS chains as being particularly bad, but that memory could be faulty. As noted, could also have to do with chain/cog being unequally worn and not meshing properly.
Might be worth picking up a new chain and a decent cog, would be a fairly cheap solution.
And yeah, grease every nut and bolt on the bike. I’ve had clicky/creaky pedals before too.
I had a thought the other night that if i ever need to ride while incredibly inebriated I should wear a foodora/delivroo jersey to go incognito.
OT: This could be lots of things and as rcoh suggested, theres a lot of trial and error. I have stripped/replaced/greased a billion things on my road bike only to find a loose spoke was making a click.
Also note, that some chain/sprocket interfaces are a bit louder, flammablethinkers’ PlanetX made a pretty decent grinding noise during normal use.