I put Shimano 7900 shifters on my bike earlier this year. The shifters sounded like a pair of maracas. The noise was driving me nuts so I sent them back to Shimano under warranty. The new ones arrived the other day and so far are relatively noise free. If you have a noisy set, send them back, and Shimano will replace them for free. Shimano knows about the noise/rattle problem with some of these shifters. I wonder how many people have experienced similar problems with their 7900 shifters.