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    Chain skip/slip

    I have recently found on my Fuji, that if the rear skewer isn't tensioned properly, the chain keeps trying to jump to a different cog while riding. There is a noticeable deflection of the RD when tightening down the skewer, and this causes the skipping problem.

    Should there really be that much deflection in the frame from tightening the skewer that it would cause the RD not to line up properly?

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    Anyone??? Bueller??

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    There is a noticeable deflection of the RD
    Don't get why that's happening. Explain/provide pictures/more information.

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    Camera's on the fritz so I'll try and explain:

    When I was reinstalling the rear wheel(after repairing a flat) as I flipped the lever on the skewer to lock the wheel to the frame, I could watch the RD move inward toward the wheel, as if I needed a spacer or something between the wheel and the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HWS
    I have recently found on my Fuji, that if the rear skewer isn't tensioned properly, the chain keeps trying to jump to a different cog while riding. There is a noticeable deflection of the RD when tightening down the skewer, and this causes the skipping problem.

    Should there really be that much deflection in the frame from tightening the skewer that it would cause the RD not to line up properly?
    I'm guessing that your dropouts aren't parallel. Better than average bike shops will have a tool for checking and aligning dropouts.

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