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    FSR riders! modify your chainstay guards!

    I did a hella muddy 24 hour race over the weekend, and decided to take apart my frame to relube the pivot bearings. most of em had held up pretty well, but the right side horst pivot (near the dropout) was quite gritty. The reason for this grittiness as far as I can figure is that the included chainstay guard is designed to cover the pivot, this holds mud and water against it instead of just letting it dry out.
    To remedy this situation I simply cut an inch off my chainstay guard to expose the pivot. I doubt the chain is very likely to slap that part of the frame anyway.

    anywho, that's my little tip.

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    And then what are you going to do about the derailleur slapping the horst pivot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduro_506
    And then what are you going to do about the derailleur slapping the horst pivot?
    Put your derailler bumper on, should already be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayneosdias
    Put your derailler bumper on, should already be there.

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    better to have the derailler slap the pivot than have the pivot seize up from water and mud anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurowanker
    I did a hella muddy 24 hour race over the weekend, and decided to take apart my frame to relube the pivot bearings. most of em had held up pretty well, but the right side horst pivot (near the dropout) was quite gritty. The reason for this grittiness as far as I can figure is that the included chainstay guard is designed to cover the pivot, this holds mud and water against it instead of just letting it dry out.
    To remedy this situation I simply cut an inch off my chainstay guard to expose the pivot. I doubt the chain is very likely to slap that part of the frame anyway.

    anywho, that's my little tip.
    Another option for your 24 hour race would have been to smother the outside of your pivot with grease, it would/should have stayed put inside the chainstay guard. This way, you don't have to cut your guard.

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    derailleur bumper...i don't think I have one of those. Can you post a pic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pntballpunk51
    derailleur bumper...i don't think I have one of those. Can you post a pic?
    No pic

    Its just a small peice of rubber zip tied to the derailler part that smacks the chain stay. My last 3 FSR bikes all came w/them. You could get one from your LBS or just make one out of an old inner tube. To get an idea of what they look like go check out any new FS bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pntballpunk51
    derailleur bumper...i don't think I have one of those. Can you post a pic?
    I've been using SRAM stuff for a while so this is not a problem for me anymore.

    But before I made the switch, to keep my seatstay from being *****-slapped, I would cut a piece of a grip and zip tie it to the R. Der. And that quieted things down.

    Hope that helps.

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