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    chain rub on xcl

    I just put together my new small XCL. The chain is just barely rubbing on the inside back of the seat stay when in the big on front and small on back. I was wondering if any others have had the same issue? I was thinking of putting a thin washer against hub to move out the seat stay just a bit (less than a 1/16"). Ideas?
    First ride is tonight. The rub isn't bad enough to stop me. Can't wait.

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    Big chainring? Reduces your clearance and the teeth will be gone in a few rides anyway.
    Take in off and throw on a bash guard to protect your middler chainring.

    Mark

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    When I'm in that gear combo on my XCL, I still have about 2-3mm between the chain and the rear seatstay.

    What cranks are you running? Are you running any spacers on the drivetrain side? It sounds like you might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad4mtnbike
    Big chainring? Reduces your clearance and the teeth will be gone in a few rides anyway.
    Take in off and throw on a bash guard to protect your middler chainring.

    Mark
    Don't take this wrong but that's the stupidest response I've heard in a while.
    "Do not touch the trim"

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    I don't have any additional spacers, only the e-type derailleur ring. Its barely rubbing so I probably won't worry. Especially since I almost am never in that combination anyway.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivet
    Don't take this wrong but that's the stupidest response I've heard in a while.
    Evidently the trails you ride don’t include rock gardens……otherwise you'd understand.

    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by mad4mtnbike
    Evidently the trails you ride don’t include rock gardens……otherwise you'd understand.

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    They include plenty of rocks I just have the skill to not go bashing into them with my chainring.
    "Do not touch the trim"

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    My Bad....
    I misunderstood, your version of rock is asphalt.

    Sorry about that
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    Check to see if the cassette is fully seated. Mine hung up a little on the freehub when I put my XCL together. It took a little finagling to get it all the way down.

    Of course you'll have to readjust the rear derailleur if this is the case.

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    Thanks Chuck, I'll look at that.
    I rode yesterday, I still have work to do to dial in the DHX. Too much bob.
    What are you running?

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    I'm 220 lbs dressed to ride. I have 205 PSI in the main chamber, 125 in the boost, the bottom-out screwed all the way in, about 6 clicks of ProPedal. I forget where the rebound setting is. It's not perfect but it's good enough for now.

    Does that help?

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    psi in the DHX

    Enjoying the xcl greatly. An absolute avalanche on the downhill. I'm still working on numbers for the DHX psi. Each ride seems to get closer.
    larry
    Last edited by mrlanderson; 09-26-2007 at 12:08 PM.

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