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    chain really close to chainstay - chameleon

    I got my brand new 2011 Chameleon in the mail today and quickly built it up. I am concerned about one thing. My chain sits less than an inch from the chainstay when in the front ring and the smallest gear in the back. The chain is taut and not loose or sloppy. I am using a SRAM p991 chain, 980 cassette, SLX crankset with only the 32t front ring, and an SLX RD. The EBB is set at the 6 o'clock position. I don't know if it matters, but my frame is a medium.... and bright yellow.

    Do I need to adjust the EBB? Is this the way it is supposed to ride.



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    I have a pre-EBB lizard, and my chain runs fairly close to the stay. Regardless, you're gonna want some sort of chainstay protection, be it neoprene protector, hockey tape, old inner tube, etc...
    Ride On!

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    I like the innertube protector best. I have used them on every bike I have owned. Looks good, durable, protects, and the price is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidchicken View Post
    I like the innertube protector best. I have used them on every bike I have owned. Looks good, durable, protects, and the price is right.
    Fo sho, run it all the way down the stay, mine has a little slappage on top of the chainstay by the cassette, using neoprene protector that slipped forward
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    I noticed the same thing when I built mine up. Ended up setting my EBB at the 12 o'clock position to get the most clearance/least chain slap. The higher BB position isn't that noticeable to me versus my full suspension bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tothehills View Post
    I noticed the same thing when I built mine up. Ended up setting my EBB at the 12 o'clock position to get the most clearance/least chain slap. The higher BB position isn't that noticeable to me versus my full suspension bike.
    I was thinking of doing the same, or even 3 oclock. It is only close in the little ring, which I rarely use. I will wrap the hell out of the chain stay and see if the ride is noticeable. I am also planning on swapping out the 32t front ring for a 34. That will give me a little more room.

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    1X10 or single speed will fix this. chameleon is more fun that way anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdburch View Post
    1X10 or single speed will fix this. chameleon is more fun that way anyway.
    It is already set up as a 1x9.

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    do you have bb spacers on the drive side? have you had any issues with the chain actually touching the stay? mine is pretty tight when its 1x10 but I've never had any issues in 5 years. when its set up ss its got plenty of space.

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