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    ML Chain

    I went to Wales yesterday and on the last descent there's loads of rocky steps, some of which you roll, others you can jump off. I found that on some of the ones that I rolled, the chain had a tendency to skip. Is this because my chain is the wrong length or is there something wrong with the chainline? I've noticed that the shop put the spacer for my Shimano Hollowtech 2 external bearings on the drive side: Is this correct?

    I am currently running a dual ring and bash guard set up on my ML.

    Thanks.

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    I have a spacer on my drive-side so...

    But, I run a triple.

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    I have noticed that the chain has a tendency to fall off when I change from the bigger ring to the granny ring: Does this suggest a poor chainline?

    How does everyone else measure their chain length when running a bash ring on the ML?

    Perhaps I may try a medium cage rear derailleur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey74
    I have noticed that the chain has a tendency to fall off when I change from the bigger ring to the granny ring: Does this suggest a poor chainline?

    How does everyone else measure their chain length when running a bash ring on the ML?

    Perhaps I may try a medium cage rear derailleur.
    I use a bashring, X.0 long cage RD and a Heim 3 chainguide. Chain fell only once since I installed the chainguide.
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    So can I assume, from the small response to this thread, that no-one else has had any similar difficulties?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikey74
    So can I assume, from the small response to this thread, that no-one else has had any similar difficulties?
    yeah. in some sense I've experianced what you discribe on lots of bikes. I run a chain guide on my supermoto to keep the chain on my bike. that is pretty much a requirment if you are hitting stuff hard.

    my motolite seems to hold a chain better then my supermoto. I very rarely toss the chain. so I don't use a chain guide on the ML.

    per you description the spacer is in the right place. and there is no "motolight specific" issue.

    you might want to try a heim guide?

    or maybe try the driveline forum.

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