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Discussion: Front derailleur

in: PowA; PowA > 2016-02-26

Feb 26, 2016 1:52 PM # 
Mine's been doing the same thing on the 29er ever since the Margaret River events back in 2014. Stupid thing drops to SCR going over bumpy ground and now also has a habit of dropping off completely on the outer side of BCR for no good reason. Easy to get back on when that happens - just switch to SCR - but most frustrating not knowing what's wrong with it (yes I have adjusted the screws).
Feb 27, 2016 12:48 AM # 
I bought a new one before xmas cheap from chain reaction. Old one was sticking but a bit of love loosened it up. This new problem means the new one is going on this afternoon as we have a Newcastle mtbo race tomorrow. Need to beat Malcolm to claim second overall. Can't be worrying about chain. First already wrapped up by Steveo.
Feb 27, 2016 3:01 AM # 
I've got all the parts here to replace on the XTC - chain, cassette and both tyres. I'm just trying to decide whether the cause of the problem is that the last time I replaced the chain, I measured what it was meant to be and it came out at 108 links whereas the previous one was 110 links so do I risk it and go back to 110? Might be worth a test I suppose still seven weeks out from the trials. At least I can fix it if it doesn't work.
Feb 27, 2016 4:28 AM # 
Replaced and followed all the shimano instructions to adjust. Working well on the street and jumping off gutters and through potholes. Hopefully still good in the bush tomorrow.

I replaced chainrings, cassette, jockey wheels and chain a few weeks ago and there was a notable improvement in how pedalling felt, gear changing and noise reduction. Seems about 5000k wears these things out. I seem to need to replace chain about every 3 months.
Feb 27, 2016 5:09 AM # 
Gutters and potholes - that would be ????? St?.You can go down to the northern end of your street (near Donald St) for some "off road" experiences for the next week.

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