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Calling Fulcrum Racing 7 owners

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Hugh Jampton, 31 Jul 2007.

  1. Hugh Jampton

    Hugh Jampton Well-Known Member

    Epping Forest
    Had mine a couple of weeks now. Nice wheel, but a very noisy free wheel. When coasting, it is louder than my son's Toys 'r' us special.

    This is really getting to me to the point where I don't want to ride the bike anymore.

    Are all Racing 7s the same?

    My LBS recomendation was to rebuild with a better hub.

    Any suggestions?
  2. derosa

    derosa New Member

    Off the back
    Ah, the joys of Campag freehubs ;)
  3. My Racing 5s are very noisy.
    I'm told that if it's Shimano it's noisy but the Campag version is quiet.

    Dunno, only bothers me if I go out with Mrs W, where I'm quite a bit quicker and so spend a lot of time dawdling along.
    Out riding alone or in a quicker group I might notice it but it doesn't bother me.

    Simple answer - don't freewheel ! Keep pedalling like it was a fixie.
  4. slow down

    slow down New Member

    Keep pedalling - they stay quiet then ;)
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    That remnds me of when Hugi' hubs used to male a total racket louder than campag - though it may of been silenced now ?
  6. OP
    Hugh Jampton

    Hugh Jampton Well-Known Member

    Epping Forest
    Oh well......

    Seems like I'll have to put up & shut up then! ;)
  7. Pottsy

    Pottsy ...

    SW London
    I know it sounds trivial, but it's one of the reasons I go for Shimano.
    (Light blue touch paper and retire....).
  8. llllllll

    llllllll New Member

    Don't know if it'll work with Fulcrum/Campag hubs, but the last time I had an excessively noisy freewheel, it was silenced by packing the bit the pawls fit into (sorry about the technical language) with thick grease.
  9. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    Well I have Racing 1's with Shimano and Racing Zero's with Camy and they are both as loud as each other and I love it, what a great noise. Great for reminding numpty commuters how slow they are as well.:rolleyes: