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Old 11-28-08, 08:14 PM
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AAAaaaarrrrrggggggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!

I just discovered my chain is hitting my frame in the highest gear. This is a 126mm frame stretched to fit the 130mm rear wheel. I don't know what to do. I mean, granted, I'm not in that gear much, but still, it's not a good feeling knowing this is happening.

I know this is way OT for Foo, but the roadies are jerks, this isn't considered vintage by most C&V standards, and I just need to vent. I knew I should get a new frame, but this really has me worried much sooner than I thought.
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Has the rub caused any damage to the frame yet?
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Old 11-28-08, 08:26 PM
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Has the rub caused any damage to the frame yet?
It's started. The paint is stripped and the frame has a small wear mark on it. On the plus side, I was riding my trainer when it happened, so now I know trainers are good for something.
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Old 11-28-08, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
I just discovered my chain is hitting my frame in the highest gear. This is a 126mm frame stretched to fit the 130mm rear wheel. I don't know what to do. I mean, granted, I'm not in that gear much, but still, it's not a good feeling knowing this is happening.

I know this is way OT for Foo, but the roadies are jerks, this isn't considered vintage by most C&V standards, and I just need to vent. I knew I should get a new frame, but this really has me worried much sooner than I thought.
where exactly is it hitting? right back by the der?

btw, I know what you mean, but have u tried the Mechanics' threads? those folks are usually very nice in my experience (not to mention excellent advice 99% of the time)

Maybe a fine tune tweak is all you need....also check out the derailleur adjustment on Park's site - excellent for all repairs/adjustments.
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Old 11-28-08, 08:29 PM
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What frame and what material is it?

If so I think your chain might be too tight.
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Old 11-28-08, 08:32 PM
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You are a beast if you are capable of riding your biggest gear on the trainer.. Damn!
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UA can you post pics of the damage and from behind? The drive line with it in the gear that's a problem?
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Old 11-28-08, 08:39 PM
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I saw the batsignal...

Is your chain hitting the seat stay ?

If so it would suggest that you either have a bent frame or a spacing issue with the rear hub... if it's the hub a small spacer (washer) can alleviate the issue pretty quickly.

If the frame is misaligned (this could have happened during cold setting) then a frame gauge will tell you where things are off so you can make adjustments.

You know you should post pictures and I must ask what are you doing on a trainer ?

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Foo to the rescue!!! You guys are great.

Ok, pics to come..
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Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
Foo to the rescue!!! You guys are great.
How DARE you underestimate the Foosters. Whassup with that, huh? HUH?? Where's your Fooster pride, man?? Dang, dude!!
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Here https://www.bicyclebuys.com/manufacturer/Lizard_Skins

There are others (cheaper) ... can't remember where.
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I await the pics...
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Here https://www.bicyclebuys.com/manufacturer/Lizard_Skins

There are others (cheaper) ... can't remember where.
It isn't chainslap.
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Originally Posted by RubenX View Post


Here https://www.bicyclebuys.com/manufacturer/Lizard_Skins

There are others (cheaper) ... can't remember where.
Those are more to prevent chainslap from damaging the paint, not to keep the chain from chainsawing away at the frame...
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
It isn't chainslap.

Oooo! That sounds....!!!! Oh nevermind. I'm a blue star. I have to behave.
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
How DARE you underestimate the Foosters. Whassup with that, huh? HUH?? Where's your Fooster pride, man?? Dang, dude!!
No no. I just love that whenever a fellow fooster is in need, you guys are there. It was a laughter of happiness knowing what friends I have.

Ok, update. The chain is not hitting the frame. It's damn close, but the noise I'm hearing is as though the chain is slightly askew in the rear. It looks straight as an arrow to me, and, unfortunately, I have Campy hubs, so I have to pedal forward to hear it over the noise of those loud thangs...

Even better, video to follow!
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Chain's twisted.
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No no. I just love that whenever a fellow fooster is in need, you guys are there. It was a laughter of happiness knowing what friends I have.

Ok, update. The chain is not hitting the frame. It's damn close, but the noise I'm hearing is as though the chain is slightly askew in the rear. It looks straight as an arrow to me, and, unfortunately, I have Campy hubs, so I have to pedal forward to hear it over the noise of those loud thangs...

Even better, video to follow!
Oh well THERE's your problem!
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Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
Chain's twisted.
I've never heard of such a thing! How does it get twisted?
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Oh well THERE's your problem!
Why I oughta.....
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I have seen chains get badly twisted / bent up although it's not a common thing...
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While the video is processing... for your Fooish amusement, something I saw backpacking years ago.

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Craptastic video, sorry. The sound is clear, though.

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Oh yeah. Great vid. I can see your problem real good there, UA.
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*Yelling in UA's ear*...WHERE'S THE PICS???
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