Conditions at the Big Frog 65 in TN this past weekend were very muddy and as a result I experienced pretty bad chain suck. Is this something I should be concerned about or just glue another metal protector on and forget it? I think (HOPE!) it's just cosmetic.
I wouldn't be worried about the strength of the chain stay (unless you see an obvious crack). New metal protector with JB-Weld and maybe add a chain guide if you ride mud/wet a lot.
I get chain suck quite a bit when its wet, but luckily I live in Colorado where water is scarce. I've found that worn drivetrain components amplify the issue. Shortening my chain per the Ibis Manual helped as well.
Also see The Dark Art of Shifting
Thank you mtnzj!
Originally Posted by mtnzj
Send me your address and I will ship you a new chain suck plate and some epoxy.
Todd@ibiscycles.com or Toddibis@gmail.com
Thanks for the comments! I just needed confirmation that I had not done major damage.
Todd, THANKS for the offer!!! I have already purchased the plate.
Not sure what chainring you were in when the chainsuck happened but looks like that outer ring has quite a bit of shark fin shape wear, maybe time for a new drivetrain?
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