Your least favourite sound on a bike?

nunowoolmez
nunowoolmez Posts: 865
edited June 2013 in Road general
Mine would have to be gears slipping. Just horrible. Thankfully this rarely happens for me but when it does it makes me mad!!
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  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    PPPPPSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS....

    Sh!t there goes a tyre.
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  • clickrumble
    clickrumble Posts: 304
    Shzzzzzzzz.....car tyres behind losing their grip!
  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    The chopper behind me complaint about how much they hate hills. Gets real old.
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  • islandman
    islandman Posts: 73
    Not too keen on the sound a bee makes going frantic as it gets stuck in my helmet.
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    The sudden desperate screech of brakes from a car whizzing up behind me
  • Click.......................click............click.........................................................click.............................................click................................................................................click.
  • lm_trek
    lm_trek Posts: 1,470
    Chain snapping, often means long walk home!
  • My phone
  • Greer_
    Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    All the above, but the most annoying one (to me) isn't when something breaks - it's a rubbing front mech! Did a sportive yesterday and the noises and rattling coming from most peoples bikes really started to get to me!

    I'll spend hours indexing mine to get it right! :shock:
  • Mindermast
    Mindermast Posts: 124
    All these little noises, that you can't trace but keep you busy for hours at home.

    But the worst ever:

    The sound of sand between chain and a chainwheel with a rough surface, amplified by large tubes of an alloy frame. Almost worse than sand between your teeth.

    PS: I think "Pfft .... pffft ... pffft" sounds quite nice, if you ignore the consequences...
  • Any noise I can't identify the cause of. Spent about two hours once trying to work out what the intermittent 'clink clink' sound was. Turned out to be two allan keys in my pocket knocking together...
  • Thunder.

    The "on yer right!" that immediately proceeds being passed by the fast club run you've killing yourself to stay ahead of for the past 5 minutes, knowing full well that if they pass you'll be faced with the choice between tagging on in proper spare-pr*ck-at-the-wedding style, or dropping back to an irritating distance simply for the sake of not tagging along.

    The metallic clatter that heralds the arrival of rapidly descending MTBs on the trail you're currently climbing thereby signalling a choice of pulling over (boo!) or a trip to A&E (Ow! Boo!).

    The bloke in front letting out the sort of fart normally associated with rutting hippos.
    Mangeur
  • The sound of a rear mech going through your spokes as you come to a sudden halt
  • houston26
    houston26 Posts: 115
    The sound of nothingness when you go to apply your brakes and the cable snaps

    It was a mtb but still definitely an "oh shit" moment
  • Lycra-Byka
    Lycra-Byka Posts: 292
    Noisy cleats creaking or front mech rubbing. Grrrrr...

    Some freewheels on the club run get me too. Some are just too loud.

    Speaking of other peoples bike noises, brake squeal! Seriously if you don't sort that out at the cafe stop I'm going to push you into the hedge the next time it happens. It's just an unexecptable noise on a road bike.
  • goonz
    goonz Posts: 3,106
    Not so much a noise, but I hate when a rider in front during a club ride does not get his phlegm spit or nose clean quite right and somehow it ends up on me.

    Makes me shudder even now.
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    Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
    Specialized Langster SS for Ease
    Cinelli Mash Bolt Fixed for Pain
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  • Revdarny
    Revdarny Posts: 17
    The creak of a bottom bracket
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  • slowbike
    slowbike Posts: 8,498
    Several options ...

    1) Pssst as a tube deflates ..
    2) The grind of an unindexed gear
    3) The squeak of the cleat against pedal

    but the most annoying so far is a noise from an unknown source ....
  • Paul-Posh
    Paul-Posh Posts: 31
    The 'ping' from the spokes as one snaps.

    Happened once so far this year (rear) and now convinced its about to happen to the front (had to true my wheel on Sunday). The bike has taken a beating over the winter on dark potholed roads though.
  • SpainSte
    SpainSte Posts: 181
    That annoying clicking noise my bike has developed over the last couple of rides whenever I press too firmly on the right hand pedal :cry:
  • SpainSte wrote:
    That annoying clicking noise my bike has developed over the last couple of rides whenever I press too firmly on the right hand pedal :cry:
    Not trying to derail the thread, but have you tried tightening the pedal (as in, to the crank)? In my experience, a slightly loose pedal makes precisely that noise.
    Mangeur
  • doug5_10
    doug5_10 Posts: 465
    My upper HR limit Polar alarm going off. Always indicates an imminent lung explosion or that my legs are about to fall off . . . :wink:
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  • Lycra-Byka
    Lycra-Byka Posts: 292
    SpainSte wrote:
    That annoying clicking noise my bike has developed over the last couple of rides whenever I press too firmly on the right hand pedal :cry:
    Not trying to derail the thread, but have you tried tightening the pedal (as in, to the crank)? In my experience, a slightly loose pedal makes precisely that noise.


    I can second this advice. Just done the same. Pedal not tight enough and a bit of lithium grease and noise-be-gone.
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    my knee clicking!!
    www.conjunctivitis.com - a site for sore eyes
  • indyp
    indyp Posts: 735
    Cateye Strava knocking, and chain on front mech - which I quickly adjust.
  • houston26
    houston26 Posts: 115
    indyP wrote:
    Cateye Strava knocking, and chain on front mech - which I quickly adjust.


    I've got that same computer and the rattle pissed me off too, bit of Blu tac sorted it
  • Hoopdriver
    Hoopdriver Posts: 2,023
    Greer_ wrote:
    All the above, but the most annoying one (to me) isn't when something breaks - it's a rubbing front mech! Did a sportive yesterday and the noises and rattling coming from most peoples bikes really started to get to me!

    I'll spend hours indexing mine to get it right! :shock:
    Not to derail the thread, but I have never been able to see the sense of an indexed front mech. With friction shifting a rubbing front mech is never a problem
  • Buckie2k5
    Buckie2k5 Posts: 600
    My clicky bb30 that i have done everything too try remedy ,slowly driving me insane.
  • Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeek every time the break is applied (Drives me mad)
    If it's not from Yorkshire it's Shite