Noisy Campagnolo Cassette,Grrrrrrrrrr !!!!!

Huddster1
Huddster1 Posts: 13
edited July 2010 in Road beginners
Hi All,I have recently purchased a Bianchi Road Bike,B4p Alu Carbon with Campag Veloce Groupset,I am absolutely thrilled with the bike except the unbelievably annoying loud and irritating (clicking) from the rear cassette. I have been told by so called experts that this is a sign of a good cassette ??? I have tried to put Oil in the cassette but to no avail,It is fine when pedalling but free wheeling is annoying !!!! Please don't tell me to keep pedalling,I have heard that one !!! Any help is much appreciated,Thanks Huddster1

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  • Weejie54
    Weejie54 Posts: 750
    Campy purrrrrrrrrrr. Probably normal.
  • heathrow86
    heathrow86 Posts: 228
    I also ride Veloce and have the same clicking noise, i posted on here before about it and got a few good responses, but i cannot find it at the minute, apparently it is normal for them to do it. Still sound like a chainsaw though, no good for undercover work!!!!!
  • acidstrato
    acidstrato Posts: 945
    stop freewheeling then

    its an acquired taste, a sign of quality 8)
    Crafted in Italy apparantly
  • Teach
    Teach Posts: 386
    Definitely a campag thing.
  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    Its the noise of shame.
  • xloly
    xloly Posts: 140
    Mine does the exact same, apparently Shimano use lower quality parts that make the same noise but it's only audible to Dolphins.. :shock:

    You'll get used to it, nice bike by the way..
  • anto164
    anto164 Posts: 3,500
    I have the same thing on my mountain bike.. You get to love it.

    Going from my mountain bike to road bike (Roady has silent freewheel) it doesn't sound right..
  • sheffsimon
    sheffsimon Posts: 1,282
    Huddster1 wrote:
    Hi All,I have recently purchased a Bianchi Road Bike,B4p Alu Carbon with Campag Veloce Groupset,I am absolutely thrilled with the bike except the unbelievably annoying loud and irritating (clicking) from the rear cassette. I have been told by so called experts that this is a sign of a good cassette ??? I have tried to put Oil in the cassette but to no avail,It is fine when pedalling but free wheeling is annoying !!!! Please don't tell me to keep pedalling,I have heard that one !!! Any help is much appreciated,Thanks Huddster1

    You know its the freehub and not the cassette thats clicking, right??

    Just had a look, these are Miche hubs on some models, which have you got?
  • Chrissz
    Chrissz Posts: 727
    If you really can't stand it and it begins to bug you too much there is something you can do.

    Remove the freehub body and pack it out with loads of grease around the pawls (the three sticky-out bits that engage on the cog inside the hub). This should then quieten things down a little.
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    If it's really a campagnolo hub, the type of grease you use in the pawls seems to make the difference. About a year ago I serviced my hub and used standard grease, and the noise was almost entirely gone. Then more recently I serviced it again using Campagnolo's own special white grease, and the noise is back again! (which I prefer).
  • okgo
    okgo Posts: 4,368
    As said above its the hub, not the cassette.

    I recently changed my 105 cassette from Shimano wheels to Mavic and they now click very loudly, I quite like it, but its 100% not the sign of qaulity, its just marketing crap.

    It is quite funny that 10 people thought that a collection of ten toothed discs made a noise though.
    Blog on my first and now second season of proper riding/racing - www.firstseasonracing.com
  • peanut1978
    peanut1978 Posts: 1,031
    just changed friends wheelset to vento reaction with miche cassette

    cant sneak up on me to pass after sitting on my wheel for the entire ride now

    incredibly noisy
  • sampurnell
    sampurnell Posts: 126
    i have the same sound on shimano.

    loud freewheels rule.
  • MrBlond
    MrBlond Posts: 161
    Loud freewheel is handy if you commute - just freewheel for a bit to aleart sleepwalking peds to your presence. Just put an ACS claw freewheel on my s/s because reviews suggested they're louder than shimano ones. Worked fine this morning.

    I could, of course, have got a bell instead ;-)
  • slowlanejane
    slowlanejane Posts: 312
    MrBlond wrote:
    Loud freewheel is handy if you commute - just freewheel for a bit to aleart sleepwalking peds to your presence. Just put an ACS claw freewheel on my s/s because reviews suggested they're louder than shimano ones. Worked fine this morning.

    I could, of course, have got a bell instead ;-)

    Last week I took a route where the cycle path was on the footpath, lots of dippy peds drifting & weaving around while wittering away on their mobiles. I was on the MTB (because its worthless and I was going into town where all the toerags sit about drinking Tennants all day) so didn't have my clicky campy Bianchi sound to warn people of my approach.

    Lacking a bell and after a few near misses, I took to yelling "DING-A-LING" as I aproached said wanderers.

    Worked a treat.
  • Huddster1
    Huddster1 Posts: 13
    The Wheels on the bike are Campag Khamsin G3's,Not sure which hubs are on them,Thanks for all the suggestions !!!!!