Author Topic: Chainglider movement  (Read 406 times)

Matt2matt2002

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Chainglider movement
« on: September 10, 2016, 05:26:59 PM »
I have been using a Chainglider for 2+ years and have been very happy with it.

Recently I noticed that the lower rear section shifts slightly. This looks as if the chain will not run smoothly through.
It works its way 'loose' even in short smooth rides.

I haven't yet removed the assembly but do not notice any rubbing noises.

When I toured briefly with a Spaniard using a Chainglider, he had taped both rear sections tight.
Maybe the chain is very loose and causing this to happen?
It was certainly on the loose side when replaced 6= months ago.
Anyone any thoughts? I am tempted to tape mine up but will await comments here.

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Matt

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Re: Chainglider movement
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2016, 10:44:03 AM »
Which brand of chainring are you using?

Matt2matt2002

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Re: Chainglider movement
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2016, 10:01:30 PM »
Which brand of chainring are you using?

Thanks. I'll have to check my records for the chain ring details.

Since taking the picture and posting here, I removed the ' glider, removed the chain, shortened it by a link and replaced it and the ' glider. The B B was at its max rotation so now with a shortened chain is at a good position.
Although I've not run it for more than 100 miles, the glider is behaving itself.

I am guessing the slack chain was causing the movement.
There appeared minimal internal wear and the chain was in pretty good condition.

May I ask why you thought the type of chain ring could be significant?
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