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    Stranded Last Night

    Hi Gang,
    I either overtighten or undertighten things. Y'know those little wheels in the derailer? Last night 5 miles from home, one of mine fell off. It was dark and I had a long walk home pushing my recumbent. Dummy me also forgot his cell phone.

    I didn't overtighten them for fear of them not turning easiliy enough. Do I need loctite on their threads?

    Man am I tired today.

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    why on earth did you have the jockey wheels removed in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aikigreg
    why on earth did you have the jockey wheels removed in the first place?
    To clean them, maybe. What I'm wondering is why he didn't single speed it home...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff-o
    To clean them, maybe. What I'm wondering is why he didn't single speed it home...
    yea it should've worked without, you just couldn't shift.

    I don't locktite mine, but if I had one fall off I would.

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    Jockey screws should definitely be locktited. A close exam of the threads of the screws you pulled out would have shown a bit of dried OEM locktite the manufacturer used during assembly: a red or blue tinge to the screw ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by World Tour
    I didn't overtighten them for fear of them not turning easiliy enough. Do I need loctite on their threads?
    Tighten the screw well. A small hub (if this is a correct term) inside the wheel is wider than the wheel, so the wheel will not be blocked and will turn easily. Locktite may help but I never used it and never had a problem with these wheels.
    Last edited by Vector; 10-12-06 at 12:00 AM.

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    This derailer is the idler to keep my front long chain tight. So without it I couldn't pedal at all. The LaBent by LaDue uses two separate chains. One double-length from front to rear and a normal one to the back wheel. They're both on a double chainring under my seat. I suppose I should've tried putting the chain on the largest chainring up front to take up some of the slack.

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    If you had a chain tool, I suppose you could have removed some links to take up the slack. But in this case, I think you were kinda up the creek no matter what...
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    Quote Originally Posted by World Tour
    Y'know those little wheels in the derailer? Last night 5 miles from home, one of mine fell off.
    Been there, done that. Thank goodness a really cute lady in a pick-up truck picked me up and drove me home.
    Wag more, bark less

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