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    Chain slapping into spokes, making a terible sound on fast descents

    It seems like my chain is slapping my spokes (top run of chain) on descents when i am in the little ring in the front and one of my larger gears in the back. It makes a loud pinging sound. I can make the sound happen in the driveway by dropping the back wheel with the bike slightly off of 90 degrees. I can see the chain wiggling around and wacking the spokes.

    Are there any adjustments I can make to quiet this?

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    use your best eye kenhill3's Avatar
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    Are you sure it is hitting the spokes? It is more likely to be chain slap. Is there a chainstay protector?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamez View Post
    It seems like my chain is slapping my spokes (top run of chain) on descents when i am in the little ring in the front and one of my larger gears in the back.
    Shift into the middle or big ring when you top the hill/ascent. Then you won't have that problem on the descents.
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    your chain shouldn't be any where near your spokes. ever. for any reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablosnazzy View Post
    your chain shouldn't be any where near your spokes. ever. for any reason.
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    Well, I made up a padded leather chainstay protector last night. Im quite pleased with how the project turned out:


    I'll let you all know if it helps reduce the noise.

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    that's a cool lookin chainstay protector. seriously, i bet you could sell them.

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    Yeah, you did a great job.
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    You need to adjust the Fetzer valve on your rear dearailleur.
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    Machine shop could probably re-face the henway.
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