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    What does my chain mean?

    Checkout my chain in this picture:
    What does my chain mean?-chain-view-crop.jpg
    What does this mean?

    And another....
    What does my chain mean?-chain-crop-2.jpg

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    It means your derailleur hadn't managed to take up the slack from a fast hit, nothing wrong unless you're dropping the chain a lot.

    If you shift to big/big there should be a slight S in the chain through the rear derailleur.

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    That. When you are in Big Big, the RD should be perpendicular to the floor (straight down)

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    Why is your propedal on?

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    Not dropping the chain. Pulleys spin free. No issues - just noise. I was just amazed by that picture how much the chain was 'slack' when the D was extended.

    Derailleur could be getting on. It's an 07 XO.

    Oh, the chain is noisy - slap noisy.

    I dream of the elevated stays of the new DW model.

    Anyway - I plan to go to a 2 x 9 with new mid-cage XO later in the year. I'd go 2 x 10 - but need Grip Shift - so not yet. I figure the mid-cage and 2x9 will experience less chain 'free-play'.

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    Anyway - I plan to go to a 2 x 9 with new mid-cage XO later in the year. I'd go 2 x 10 - but need Grip Shift - so not yet. I figure the mid-cage and 2x9 will experience less chain 'free-play'.[/QUOTE]
    2 x 9 with mid-cage will help a lot ( in both pics you are in the middle ring anyway) I and most of my friends run just enough chain to allow for shifting big to big (rd parallel to the ground) This set up virtually eliminates chain slap and chain suck

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    Cool pics!

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    Could be the freewheel hub sticking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim
    Cool pics!
    Yeah the first one was at about 1am at night!

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