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    When was chainsuck cured? or was it?

    I noticed chainsuck mentioned in the recent elevated chainstay thread and didn't want to hijack, but I was curious as to what cured it and when it went away--or maybe it didn't.
    Because of some nasty chainsuck experiences, I ran anti-chainsuck devices on my bikes through the 90s (my 95 OCLV Trek actually came with one), but didn't purchase a new bike between 1996 and 2006. Since then I've purchased or built up quite a few and have not had chainsuck problems on any of them. So did it get fixed, or did I just eventually learn how to shift properly?
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    It didn't........ Chains still suck!
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    There is no cure for chainsuck, just vacinations which last until they decide you're overdue for a booster shot.

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    It's not fixed. If you shift properly, and if you keep your drive train lubed and clean it's not a major issue. But on muddy days you'll still find a way to rediscover chain suck.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Carbon Drive Systems belt drive. No more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    Carbon Drive Systems belt drive. No more!
    I was reading the responses thinking the same thing
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    Nice.........single speed Lenz, belt drive, lefty........
    Will you be converting that tandem in the background to belt drive also

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    Ok guys, you don't need belt drive to avoid chainsuck. Any SS or internal geared chain-based setup will accomplish the same thing.

    I was just afraid that after years of *****ing about 9-speed, I was going to find out that 9-speed cured chainsuck. I honestly haven't had a single occurence on any of my new rides and it looks like Ringle stopped making their anti chainsuck thing years ago so I thought maybe modern drivetraines have cured it or at least made it less common.
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    Great thread idea


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    The cure....................


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    Shimano 9-speed rings (as do most other brands) have markers that show you how the rings are supposed to be mounted in relationship to the crank arm. If you choose to ignore these, and mount the rings however you feel like, you'll find that chain suck is very easy to create. At least that's my experience.

    If you then remount the rings correctly, chain suck pretty much goes away. (except on a really dusty trails that have many many stream crossing)


    And as was said, a belt drive doesn't fix anything that a single speed didn't already fix. I've never once had chain suck on my single speed.
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    Several years ago they closed one of my favorite trails from October to April. This did wonders to cure chain suck. Made me fatter though.
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    But on a single speed there are certainly other kinds of suck.
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
    And this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD5h3y0a9AU

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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    But on a single speed there are certainly other kinds of suck.
    Sucking wind?
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    Keith Bontrager did solve it. With this anti-chainsuck device and a Third Eye chain watcher, this bike has NEVER had chain suck, even in the worst mud. Unfortunately, nobody makes them like this anymore.
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    The Ringle Anti-chainsuck thing (1st pic) worked pretty well for me. If you look hard enough I think you can still find them. My '95 carbon trek frame came with it's own anti-chainsuck device (2nd pic). These devices did the trick, but I just haven't needed them on my new drivetrains.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yo-Nate-y
    But on a single speed there are certainly other kinds of suck.
    Because it SUCKS When you have to get off and push......
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    Stop using a granny ring and you're fine. Converting to SS is an even better, more elegant solution.
    Just a regular guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailville
    I was just afraid that after years of *****ing about 9-speed, I was going to find out that 9-speed cured chainsuck.
    Well if 9-speed cured chainsuck, it looks like it may be back with 10-speed
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=591082
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