The sound of my rear sprocket...like a zip tie!
A question about "normal sounds" on my '09 Wee Strom, if I may?
Yesterday, I was at a "skills ride" with my local riding club--doing maneuvering drills in a parking lot. Now, when I am out riding, it's always with a helmet. During the skills ride, though, I doffed the helmet for a little of the time. Oh, boy! When I did, I was suddenly hearing all sorts of sounds coming from the bike.
If I didn't understand that the bike was of course making those sounds the whole time I've been riding with a helmet on, it would have totally freaked me out to hear what was going on!
Most of my concern is about the sound I heard from (it seemed) the rear sprocket. I do my own chain maintenance, and I keep it cleaned and lubed. I also do the tensioning adjustment myself. The sound I was hearing was very reminiscent of the sound of a zip-tie being tightened. That's the best I can describe it.
Can you tell me if that would be a normal sound to hear coming from the rear sprocket? Thanks.
(Oh, I have more questions about sounds, since I hear a whirring coming up through the cowling all the time, but people have told me not to worry about it.)