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  • Premier Icon Onzadog
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    any chance you could throw the offending root a little further from the trail please? 😆

    Crell
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    😆 Funnily enought I did when I switched the cam off as I had an overwhelming feeling of social responsibility. I did a few ninja moves on it though to vent my anger before it was last seen disappearing in to a hedge.

    I took the mech off and stuck the cable in the stay protector. If I could have been bothered to split the chain which rings should I have set it up on – small (dual chainset) front and middle of the casette at the back?

    alpin
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    middle ring, mid sprocket. find a gear that'll get you home without having to push up the hills.

    MrNutt
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    oh been there done that! can confirm that the Orange replaceable dropouts also do the job 🙂

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    So does the one on the Pace 305 although a bit too easily.

    Does anyone else find that single speeding a bike in a situation like that seems far more difficult now cassettes are more profiled? The chain always seems to want to climb the cassette.

    Crell
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    So would there be any reason not to run two split links on a chain? I was thinking about this when walking over the hill 🙂 One as normal, but the other set so you remove the right number of links if you ever need to go SS? Anyone doing or tried this?

    dmiller
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    My commuting chain has had three links in it before due to snapage… It was a kmc chain on some chain rings well past the time they should have been replaced… Worked fine. Although it seems a bit off a faff to be ready for a broken hanger. I go through more chains than hangers…

    Crell
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    I went out for a ride last night and managed to get a large root that had been cut jammed in the mech. It all happened so quick I didn't have time to stop but this was the aftermath

    I think I got off pretty lightly, and it's the first hanger I've totalled in over 20 years on a mountain bike. Whyte hangers seem to do the job they were designed for…phew!

    Premier Icon njee20
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    Don't be surprised if you mech's twisted though!

    Premier Icon stumpyjon
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    Yep, mine was on my Stumpjumper, some antisocial heather did for me. Mech hanger sheared, needed a vice to get it off the mech, mech had warped and one of the KCNC jockey wheels had bent. I was right p*ssed off because I had a spare hanger and tools with me but couldn't fix it 👿

    New XTR mech, jockey wheels and hanger, over £ 100.

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