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    hates the power

    I was riding today pounding up the hill and boom my deralur broke and tacoed my rear rim they were on a all mountain trek. being 6'4 and 220 pounds i produce alot of power a **** load of watts!

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    Time to convert to single speed.

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    Improperly set set up derailleur.

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    How would your derailleur failing cause your wheel to fold in half? Actually your derailleur would have failed because you we putting power down to the ground, it has nothing to do with the transfer of power to the wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChainChain
    Improperly set set up derailleur.
    impossible me and my dad (20 year bike shop owner) helped me rebuild my bike this spring.

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    Sounds to me like you forgot to properly tighten something. Most likely the derailleur fell off and got tangled in the wheel. That would be the improper setup he is referring to.

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    this is the second time this has happend so SS for me!

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    Hmm, been riding since 2003, and service all my own equpment, and have NEVER had this happen. I have bent derailleurs, but its obvious why when you smack rocks, etc.

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    the first was a manufacture defect

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    You sure that there wasn't a stick or rock that helped push the derailleur into the spokes?

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    I've taco'd a rear wheel on an SS bike, granted it was a cheap wheel, but I was cranking on flat ground and the wheel taco'd. When it came around it hit the seatstays and completely locked up throwing me over the handlebars.
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    Based on that maybe the wheel taco'd first then caught the deraileur causing the failure of the deraileur. That would seem more logical.

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    shifting down while climbing, maybe ?

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    who cares
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    i think sea wolf i right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Wolf
    Based on that maybe the wheel taco'd first then caught the deraileur causing the failure of the deraileur. That would seem more logical.
    Very unlikely. Most likely bad set up or trail damage.

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    Rohloff time!!

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    I think Malibu has the right answer.

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    I sent my wheel back and they said the wheel was a defect so no worries.

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    Yep, wheel caused the problem it sounds like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shocker99
    Thats not a good answer, just a poor attitude.

    He didn't say "good answer," just the right one. You're right...a poor attitude...toward a stupid thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412
    He didn't say "good answer," just the right one. You're right...a poor attitude...toward a stupid thread.
    Hey man, I editted what you quoted me saying immediately after posting it. Thought twice about it and then said to myself, Ah, nevermind....even though I stand behind what I said, I didnt want to stir the pot.
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    You're not the one stirring shocker and why waist time replying to a "stupid thread" Malibu. Plenty others you can jack.
    Back on topic.... IMO sounds like the wheel failed first, then your derailer, for sure. Is the manufacturer going to relace the wheel?
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    Man this is a stupid thread
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    Quote Originally Posted by curtboroff
    You're not the one stirring shocker and why waist time replying to a "stupid thread" Malibu. Plenty others you can jack.
    Back on topic.... IMO sounds like the wheel failed first, then your derailer, for sure. Is the manufacturer going to relace the wheel?
    ya they are.

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