Hey everyone, I've got a problem with my 2011 Trance X2. There is a very loud and annoying clicking when I pedal the bike. It appears to be coming from the chain rolling over a plastic piece on the derailleur hanger.
Is this piece necessary? Can I just sand it off so the chain doesn't rub against it anymore?
When the chain goes past it, it pushes up on it and pops up as it passes, making a click. The bike sounds like a piece of junk pedalling down the trail. It has become harder to shift, sometimes requiring two shifts before it will change gears and skipping out of some of the taller gears on the cassette.
Any suggestions on what to do?
It's the small black plastic piece in the center of the first two photos. In the second two photos you can see the chain right before it clears it, and right after it pops up.
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