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Old 01-09-06, 05:29 PM
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ugh gears going CLICK ERRR FDONK

i can use gears one through four on my rear cassette fine, but 5-9 goes CLICK CLICK SNAP BOOM when i put pressure on it. Its sounds like its skipping over the teeth. So i got a new chain and cassette, and still i have this problem. I even have reverted to anotehr derailleur i had sitting around, and then back to my XT. Still same problem with both derailleurs. Something is clicking, but i can never tell what it is. Any ideas? Thanks
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Old 01-09-06, 05:34 PM
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Since you've changed derailleurs I assume you have fiddled with cable tension till the end of your patience.

Have you had the derailleur hanger alignment checked? 9-speed bikes are much more sensitive to derailleur alignment than older bikes were.
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Old 01-09-06, 05:40 PM
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Ahh remember friction shifters.. no clicking. What retro said or maybe the little screw that pushes on the dropout, it will pull the guide pulley away from the cassette. Or does the der. have more than one cable attachment position? Try the other one if it does.
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Old 01-09-06, 06:01 PM
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I nominate the word "FDONK" to be the new offical word for that sound. Excellent.
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Old 01-09-06, 08:40 PM
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hmmm can i check my derailleur hanger myself? i snapped my old one and just slapped this one on I also bent the plate that pushes that screw that pushes on the dropout, so i can make it any further from the cassette b/c the screw sits in a funny way. hard to explain lol. but do i want that screw all the way in (pushing derailleur away from cassete) or all the way in???
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Originally Posted by dccool879
hmmm can i check my derailleur hanger myself? i snapped my old one and just slapped this one on I also bent the plate that pushes that screw that pushes on the dropout, so i can make it any further from the cassette b/c the screw sits in a funny way. hard to explain lol. but do i want that screw all the way in (pushing derailleur away from cassete) or all the way in???
You can check for a bent hanger by removing it and setting it on a flat surface like a kitchen table. Unless you have an unusual one, it should rest flat on the table.

However, it sounds like your bike has gone through some trauma. Perhaps now would be a good time to take it down to the LBS and have them check your frame alignment? Since you've replaced the cassette, chain, derailleur, and hanger, there's not many other things to be wrong here.
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i havnt replaced the hanger since the clciking started. i hope its that, if its the frame then i am screwed
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Originally Posted by dccool879
i havnt replaced the hanger since the clciking started. i hope its that, if its the frame then i am screwed
Depends--if it's aluminum, you're probably in for a new frame. If Carbon, no chance it's bent--it'd break first. Steel, it can be bent back into shape. Of course, you've got the freeride forum on your sig, I doubt it's carbon.
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Old 01-10-06, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dccool879
hmmm can i check my derailleur hanger myself? i snapped my old one and just slapped this one on I also bent the plate that pushes that screw that pushes on the dropout, so i can make it any further from the cassette b/c the screw sits in a funny way. hard to explain lol. but do i want that screw all the way in (pushing derailleur away from cassete) or all the way in???
now we get the whole story.. something might be bent. Hope you have a steel frame right now. As far as the screw goes, just play around with it till everything feels right, you just don't want the pulley hitting the cassette.
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i have an alum haro escape 8.1 frame my hanger is straight i checked. and my pulley does not hit my cassette, i think theres confusion here b/c my pulley has never hit the cassette. i'll just live with the gear skippage lol
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