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chasm

Noisy freehub

I just had a new wheelset built for my "good" bike. DT RR 1.1 rims, DT competition spokes, Hope Pro III hubs. Very nice wheels, light, look great, very stiff. I'm a bit disconcerted, though, by the fact that the Hope freehub is so noisy. There's nothing wrong with it - I understand that Hope hubs are notorious for being noisy, and some people like it. But I've been used to silent freehubs and I'm having trouble getting used to it. Any of you mechanics got any tips on quietening a freehub?
CapeRoadie

Re-lubing the pawls with a light oil would be my guess.  Too heavy a grease job and they'll likely be even noisier and could even be dangerous.  Make sure the springs or pawls don't need replacing...make sure your cassette is in good shape...

But let me ask you:  why do you think that a noisy freehub is a bad thing?  It's a GOOD thing, if you ask me.

Love the noise, chasm, love the noise... with pride!
chasm

CapeRoadie wrote:

But let me ask you:  why do you think that a noisy freehub is a bad thing?  It's a GOOD thing, if you ask me.

Love the noise, chasm, love the noise... with pride!


Yes, I know, some people like it. Maybe it just spoils my fantasy self-image of the silent assassin. I daresay I'll get used to it in time.
Bartali

Sorry 'Silent Assassin', but I am told by the people over on 'weight weenies' that Hope Pro hubs are just about the loudest on the market!
CapeRoadie

I've heard that about Hope hubs as well.
chasm

Bartali wrote:
Sorry 'Silent Assassin', but I am told by the people over on 'weight weenies' that Hope Pro hubs are just about the loudest on the market!



That is certainly my experience. I haven't heard anything like it since I was 10 and wedged a lollipop stick so that it got flicked by the spokes. Still, I suppose the illusion that I'm being pursued by a swarm of bees might make me go faster. And my wheel-builder assures me that the Hope hubs are excellent, and serviceable.
Bartali

Maybe more 'Clicker Killer' than 'Silent Assassin' Wink
berck

I wonder if my neighbor had Hope hubs. This explains a lot if he does. He has the loudest free wheel I've ever heard.
CapeRoadie

Why buy Hope if you want quiet?
chasm

CapeRoadie wrote:
Why buy Hope if you want quiet?


Foolishly, I didn't ask about noise when discussing my spec with the wheel builder. Still, as I say, they're beautiful wheels and I'll get used to it. But it's worth others knowing about Hope hubs. Good product, but not in any way self-effacing!
thunderthighs

its all high tech bullshit.. you need talent not gadgets.. u people are a funny lot.

ciao
CapeRoadie

You people!
MerlinGuy

Chasm,

Don't worry you're not the only one with noisy hubs.  Mine makes the loudest wheezing sound every time I hit any kind of hill.  Weird...
cyclingtv

chasm wrote:
CapeRoadie wrote:
Why buy Hope if you want quiet?
Foolishly, I didn't ask about noise when discussing my spec with the wheel builder.
Still, as I say, they're beautiful wheels and I'll get used to it. But it's worth
others knowing about Hope hubs. Good product, but not in any way self-effacing!
or did he?? it may have gone more like this.. taking liberties here..
chasm: good day sir. how are you?
wheelbuilder: hello. I'm just great and how are you?
c: ok I guess, btw do you not hear that heart beating sound?
w: excuse me but I don't hear a heart beating sound.
c: oh I get it, you're one of them. Anyways I want a wheelset built.
w: sure I can build anything you like. What did you have in mind?
c: oh I'll leave it up to you. You really can't hear that beating sound?
w: no sir. but I think I can build a wheelset to solve all your problems.
c: damn beating sure is irritating. btw what problems are you talking about.
w: oh nothing. leave it with me. "hope the wheelset hubs you the right way" it's a pun.
c: oh yes ha ha. btw I hope hubs aren't so shiny as to be noticable.
w: guarantee for you, hope hub shine won't be what you'll notice. good day.
c: good day and you should do sometning about that damn noise.
w: oh I wheel.
Very Happy Very Happy  Very Happy
MerlinGuy

"Villains!" I shrieked, "dissemble no more! I admit the deed! --tear up the planks! here, here! --It is the beating of his hideous Hope Hub!"  - Edgar Allen Velo
Jackov

Edgar Allen Velo....didn't he write A Cask of Campagnolo?
redster73

Jackov wrote:
Edgar Allen Velo....didn't he write A Cask of Campagnolo?


Your thinking of The Pit and the Peleton
Bartali

Nice one Jack / Red.

How about "The fall of the house of Astana" ...
redster73

Strangely enough my Campag hubs have gone silent...although that's the least of my worries in the hub area I fear the worse!

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