recently took off the useless (or really, unused) front derailleur (reducing my cx conversion to a 6-speed!), but last week, after two hard training days, the chain jumped off....and off again.....and again......would keeping the derailleur on (though cableless) keep the chain from slapping off or was that just some hard riding?
it's down to 2 days before my first race...i feel pretty prepared, but i am already at a disadvantage as it is with being a cx noob on a 1990 steel schwinn with minimal modifications (front rim is finally alloy and not steel!). it's actually working pretty good these last 3 weeks with the tires on. but it will suck if i have to stop and get that chain back on every other lap.