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    142+ Freewheel Issue

    Ok here is my issue, I have a 2011 Epic EVO R 29er with Industry Nine wheels. The I9s have their 142+ adapter installed. When I back pedal the crank the chain drops onto the chain stay and the freewheel does not roll backwards....... However, when I install the wheels on my hardtail Stumpjumer the freewheel works correctly (standard skewer).

    Anyone got an idea what the fix could be?

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    Same thing with I9s and 142 set up on Epert Carbon.

    I just noticed this the other night and was hoping that it would fix itself once the hub and freewheel broke in a bit more. Looking for any thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hddn&spnin
    I just noticed this the other night and was hoping that it would fix itself once the hub and freewheel broke in a bit more. Looking for any thoughts.

    I have that same bike, and have some I9 wheels on order, so I would be interested in hearing the outcome. Did you install the adaptor for the rear hub correctly? Give I9 a call and see if they can shed any light on it.

    I am also interested to hear how the chain line is. Do you know that the Specialized wheels (142+) have a 2mm offset freehub body and the I9s are 142? I was wondering if I would have to fool with the chain line. Maybe that has something to do with you problem??
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    did you adjust the bearing tension with the hub installed on the bike
    try backing off the disc side bearing preload nut thing
    clamp the wheel in the bike
    preload the bearing and tighten the little set screw
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    Although not a 142 hub, I have the same issue with a King. It's worse on the smaller cogs and in the cold. It doesn't happen on the larger cogs which I assume is due to increased chain tension. Hub has been rebuilt properly and it still happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerJoe
    did you adjust the bearing tension with the hub installed on the bike
    try backing off the disc side bearing preload nut thing
    clamp the wheel in the bike
    preload the bearing and tighten the little set screw
    Sj
    Yes I have. I emailed I9 about this, hopefully I'll have a reply this week.

    Well I have the new Rovel carbon wheels on order...,
    Last edited by Blade-Runner; 01-30-2011 at 05:16 PM.
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    hmm
    mine dose not do that
    got I9s and I can back peddle in the 11 tooth with no issue
    I would still try to loosen that nut more
    mine is almost flush with the brake side drop out when set

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    I had the same issue with my Carbon Rovals. Had to put the B screw in all the way on the derailleur and also I found when I torqued the cassette to the 40nm recommendation I had this issue no matter what type of cassette or cassette spacer. I had to torque the cassette lockring to 20nm to fix the issue. Dont know if this helps but you may want to give this a try.
    Last edited by JCSoCAL; 01-30-2011 at 07:58 PM.

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