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    Help! Problems dropping chain

    I am running an EBB with vert drops with ENO freewheel. I am using a lightweight ExtraLight Skewer both front and rear. My chain has came off, dropping between the freewheel and hub body 4 times now! In a local race last night, this happened twice!

    I have the lever on the drive side, as I have disc breaks, and it appears when I am cranking up hill that the non-drive side axel is coming loose, causing the freewheel to become out of alignment, hence the chain dropping between the freewheel and the hub. I make sure that I crank the skewers down extra tight, but this keeps happening, causing me to lose a lot of time.

    Has this happened to anyone, and what is the best way to correct it?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SS_Belmont
    I have the lever on the drive side, as I have disc breaks, and it appears when I am cranking up hill that the non-drive side axel is coming loose, causing the freewheel to become out of alignment, hence the chain dropping between the freewheel and the hub. I make sure that I crank the skewers down extra tight, but this keeps happening, causing me to lose a lot of time.
    How tight is the skewer?? What frame is this on? It seems odd that it would come out on a vertical dropout frame. Is the axle really coming out of the drops, and if so do you think that it may be due to frame flex. Try flipping the skewer around and tightening it down.
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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Your story is somewhat confusing.

    Whilst running VERTICAL drops and EBB and such, your "non drive side axle" cannot go loose...?? Whether using track nuts or a quick release...cannot happen.

    I think your EBB/chain tension is just not tight enough. That/and or your chain is seriously mis-aligned.

    I would suggest checking chainline and chain tension.

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    My response...

    Spicer frame. The Skewer is CRAZY tight and the chain has 1/2" of play, that's it. I have never had this problem with the level on the non-drive side. I think it's related to the the ti-skewer.

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    switch out the skewer and see if that fixes it.

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    chainline?

    spin the cranks backwards and look really closely at how the chain hits the chainring - is it bang on straight, or angled?

    chainline is the no.1 reason for chains falling off correctly specced ss drivetrains ime.

    you're not running a sprocket split out of a cassette are you?

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