Hi all. I'm running a Zee rear mech on my bike, the Free ride wider gearing version (not downhill) and is paired with a Shimano XT 11-36 cassette and an XTR shifter all 10 speed. My zee rear mech has the gold clutch lever but it has never felt particularly stiff.
Tonight I went out on the trail and as an expermient took my front chain guide off to see if I could get away with just the Zee rear mech to retain the chain. I dropped the chain like 5 times in horrible places too. At first I thought ok, the front chain guide is obviously required for my type of riding in addition to the Zee clutch rear mech, but then I noticed towards the end of the ride that twice in a row when the chain dropped, I checked the Zee Clutch lever and it was in the OFF position.
I am now wondering if the Clutch lever has been coming loose and caused the chains to drop. Or would the lever move to the off position when the chain comes off anyway as a safety thing due to some internal load change when the chain comes off?
I checked my mates Shimano XT Clutch lever (not Zee) and his XT one is slightly stiffer and a little more positive once pushed home to the ON position, but not that much more. A bit of a shame as I love it otherwise.
Is it possible to tighten this lever up? I fail to see why I should improvise with tape or a tie to hold it on. Seems silly.
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