Anyone out there who really knows their drivetrain onions?
I think I have got myself in a pickle and don't want this to end with (another) integral mech hanger bent out of shape.
I am running 1x10 with a raceface thick thin 32 tooth ring on a 11-36 cassette. Zee short cage mech. I lost the chain three times yesterday on a ride and this has been increasing in frequency for a little while. I have been progressively tightening the clutch. However, I have now taken a link out of the chain and am worried for a couple of reasons. In the largest cog, the mech is still not quite at full stretch, so I think I ought to be alright, but a couple of things are nagging at me.
The lower jockey wheel is gouged (ie the plastic wheel part around the bearing is being worn away and rubbing a bit). This seems to have happened with all my mechs. Assuming I was running the chain too long, why has this happened inside three months?
Should I have just left the chain as it was? The thing being that I thought narrow wide and clutch mech was virtual insurance against chain drop, but to lose it three times in one ride was a bit much.
Please help, I don't want the mech jamming and going into the rear wheel like last time!