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Join Date: Aug 2008
Bikes: Ti IF PlanetX, etc.
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Originally Posted by jimbooth
Mike, it could also be a worn out front chain ring. Will it skip on any of the front chain rings or just one?
I can't bear the thought of changing the Bio-Pace chainrings
. I only use the 2 of 3 largest rings. I haven't paid enough attention to that detail to report if the problem happens on one or both. I'll keep on eye on that.
The chain length is OK using "big-big idlers vertical to 10 degree" and "little-little idlers not touching" rules googled out of BF.
I wonder if I should change out the shift cables. Maybe stickiness in cables gets jarred loose going over bumps?
I'm going to see if some gentle bending of the hanger will straighten out the chainline.
I suppose that if none of the above helps then I can replace the RD with a salvaged or cheaper replacement. The oddball 126mm rear drop outs keep me from doing too much more to this bike. Other possibilities are to keep this bike for utility and convert it to single speed or fixed gear, or make it a 3-spd by keeping the FD working.