Fiddlin this morning ,as you do.
I did the HTN 1.5 yesterday. It was on the cold side of cold. I have a 1 month old x-9 rear mech that has probably done <100miles.
I had swapped tyres for the event ,so today with the wheels off and the bike flipped over I decided to give it an extra clean around that tricky to get at dropout/mech area before I refitted the wheels.
Getting at the accumulated mud around the jocky wheels I noticed they were completely seized up.They werent fouling on the chain or anything ,and even using a rag to get a better grip they wouldnt budge at all.
I backed off the jocky bolts a smidge and they would then spin ,but I could see the whole thing was turning.
I flushed them with a load of GT85 .Still no joy,so I nipped em back up.
It was very cold here ,despite the warmer Wigan climate * ,so I wondered could they be frozen.
I rigged up the hairdryer and with a blast of about 30 seconds they span like a spinning spinny thing.
Surely this cant be right. I've been out on some very cold rides,frozen mechs and all sorts,but wouldnt expect a clean bike to have this problem.
It did start to act up on the last lap of the HTN yesterday ,but there was a considerable build up of cack.
The only thing I can think . It was jetwashed yesterday ( something I dont usually do ).
Has anyone else tried spinning their sram jockys by hand lately.?
Do Sram have an operational temperature range for their components?
What is 'lost ' all about?
I just prefer Shimano.
* on account of all the ovens.