Xtracycle build - chain rubbing on the chain stay question
Has anybody built up an Xtracycle and had a problem with the chain rubbing on the chainstay? I haven't gotten my derailleurs adjusted properly yet but it looks like this might be a problem. A quick look on the Xtracycle FAQ and Ask us a question sections didn't turn anything up. As a recumbent rider my first thought is to buy an idler for a little chain line management.
Can you post some pics? I've never had rubbing, but I've had chain slap. A little piece of old tube and some zip ties fixed that issue.
Turns out it isn't an issue. On the big ring/small cog the chain will occasionally rub the area where the old derailleur used to mount, I'm going to cut a small piece of teflon and glue it there so that the chain doesn't rub on aluminum.
On my big dummy the chain doesn't hit, but I wrapped a piece of old inner tube there and zip tied it in case it does hit on a hard bounce or something.