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    What I thought was a Slack Chain...

    Hey Guys..

    After riding the SS for a while I noticed that my chain was becoming fairly slack, after a significant climb yesterday I noticed my chain had started to touch the frame it was so slack. I got off my bike *much to the bugs delight* and started to go over my bike.

    I noticed that my wheel is actually sliding out of the rear dropout. I tightened up my rear wheel and the chain had about 1/2" of play again, but after a few more climbs, it started to slacken up a bit.

    I'm not sure what to do, I have the QR in the back pretty tight, but not any more then any other bike I've ridden.

    Anyone else come up against this? The sliders aren't moving.. the wheel is coming straight out of the dropout.

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    So you've got sliding drops? What brand QR do you have? Invest in some quality QR skewers, like Shimano.

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    Sliders.

    I have some generic skewers. I think upgrades are in order there

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    You can get XT skewers for less than $20.

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    hmmm i think i may be having the same issue. will report back. i never know about these things until i'm already missing screws or things are coming apart on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone
    I have the QR in the back pretty tight...
    "Pretty tight" didn't work on my Inbred. I had to grab a new XT skewer, scuff the paint off the track ends & "torque really ******* hard tight."

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    ya, get an XT skewer and and crank that ****er down

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    Just a question, but has anyone used the Crank Bros split skewers at all?

    I think I have an XT Skewer in the garage, which I'll probably just swap out to before tonights ride.

    I honestly thought skewers were just pretty generic. Guess I was wrong

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone
    Just a question, but has anyone used the Crank Bros split skewers at all?

    I think I have an XT Skewer in the garage, which I'll probably just swap out to before tonights ride.

    I honestly thought skewers were just pretty generic. Guess I was wrong
    DT swiss has your answer http://www.dtswiss.com/Products/Comp...S/RWS-MTB.aspx

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    Either your sliders are moving or your QRs suck.

    I use Mavic ti QRs on my SS. They can be tightened down super hard. The DT spinning QRs can get really tight too, but for a conventional QR go with Mavic.

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    Nah the Sliders aren't going anywhere, they're anchored in there 3 ways from sunday. I saw a gap between my drop out and my axle so its the QRs.

    Will try XT's but accept any suggestions. Someone suggested the Crank Bros ones here at the office.

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    Another vote here for XTs. Even my buddy who dispises everything Shimano has a set of XT QR skewers.
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    what kind of bike? Just curious. Definitely scuff the paint on the dropouts (if there is any)

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    Kona Big Unit



    The paint on the dropouts already seems to be pretty weak, so I may just scuff them up.

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    nice bike. how do you like the Ergon grips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dblvanos
    Hell yes. I have RWS on all 3 of my bikes, and they work awesome.

    Luckily, I have a Chris King rear hub with Fun Bolts and a Surly Tug nut for my SS...Never moves at all.

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    Combine them with a rigid fork, and I honestly can't tell the difference between this bike, and 80mm of travel.. feels the exact same to me.

    I also have large palms and shorter fingers, the wider surface area fits perfectly. I tried to build it specifically for stand and crank racing. So far I haven't been disappointed in training sprints. I'll let you know how it goes after a tag team 8 hour I have in 2 weeks

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