I have just put a brand new Miche Primato BB, Cog and Crankset on my bike, and topped it off with a new Charge 1/8 chain. Whilst it all looks good it is noisy as buggery, particularly when under load (accelerating, decelerating, going up hills).
I have lubed, checked chainline (which looks good) and checked chain tension with no improvement. The only thing (short of buying a new bike) that works is turning up my iPod
Have I missed anything or does it just need wearing in?
what pitch chainring do you have? 3/32 chainring on a 1/8 chain can lead to a noisy drivetran… however lots of things can contribute to chain noise, with the two greatest contributors being lube and chain tension IMO. also check your chainline…
i’ve just given up on trying to quieten down my chain… as said above, sometimes its unavoidable, and can turn you crazy if you keep trying to fix it.
I had this happen to me. I thought i’d take the chain off and give it a good clean, put it back on, lubed her up went for a ride- so noisey. I couldnt figure out what was going on (seeing as i had just cleaned it and lubed it). I took it to the bike shop and it took about half a second for the dude to point out that is was on backwards and upside down :oops:
I fixed that and now its as quiet as a mouse.