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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-26-09, 11:29 AM   #1
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Surly Singleator drivetrain noise...

I recently converted my mtb to singlespeed. I just notice a bit of noise in the drivetrain. When I take the singleator out of the picture, the noise is gone. Its not excessive, and everything runs smooth. I haven't dropped a chain. I'm just wondering if this is normal. I've made every adjustment I can think of and its still there.
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I have a singleator and don't have any extra noise. Is chainline OK?
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Check your chain size and the direction of the chain guide plates. If using 1/8, the guide plates have to face inside. If 3/32, they face outside.
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