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    Bikes noisy..are things starting to wear?

    I have about 1200 miles on my bike and wondering if things are starting to wear

    It pretty noisy when riding, it's a SRAM rival setup with the low end mavic ksyrium an Ultegra cassette

    There is no friction but just noisy so wondering what's up

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    How on earth can we know w/o seeing your bike in person?
    i work for some bike racers...
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    oh, those belong in another forum

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    I have about 1200 miles on my bike and wondering if things are starting to wear
    "Things" started to wear on your very first ride. But even well worn decades old bicycles should run near silently.

    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    It pretty noisy when riding....
    "It" shouldn't be!

    Quote Originally Posted by stunzeed View Post
    There is no friction but just noisy so wondering what's up
    I would guess... you're completely mistaken. I'd say it's the friction that is causing the noise.

    My first thoughts are: Have you oiled the chain? I make a point of washing and oiling my bicycle every couple hundred miles.

    There are plenty of bike washing/oiling videos on YouTube:
    Washing Cleaning Race Bike (bicycle) - YouTube
    How to Lube a Bicycle - YouTube
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    Something might be too tight or too loose. Check your seatpost, stem and headset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBard1985 View Post
    Something might be too tight or too loose. Check your seatpost, stem and headset.
    Where do you come up w/ advice like this? Pretty sure the OP is talking about drivetrain noise.
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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    As CXWrench says, it's hard to say without looking at and listening to your bike in person.

    Based on your post, you should take it to a bike shop and have them evaluate it.

    Some things the noise could be:

    1) Lubrication--chain and the derailleur pulleys
    2) Derailleurs are in need of adjustment
    3) Spokes rubbing against each other
    4) Worn chain and cassette

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    Quote Originally Posted by vagabondcyclist View Post
    As CXWrench says, it's hard to say without looking at and listening to your bike in person.

    Based on your post, you should take it to a bike shop and have them evaluate it.

    Some things the noise could be:

    1) Lubrication--chain and the derailleur pulleys
    2) Derailleurs are in need of adjustment
    3) Spokes rubbing against each other
    4) Worn chain and cassette
    Excellent suggestions! I like #2 as a real possibility.
    If I didn't bicycle when the weather is bad... I wouldn't be a cyclist. I'd just be another old fat man... with a bicycle hanging in his garage.

    Urban Cycling.... Overcome your fears (a YouTube Link).
    Learn to cycle in traffic
    Or... just HTFU

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Cutter View Post
    Excellent suggestions! I like #2 as a real possibility.
    And if its more a clicking sound, maybe freehub body as it is in my case.

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    Check the cassette locking ring. if it gets loose, things will be noisy.

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