Chain dropping down new cassette while spinning backwards ?

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  • stumpy_m4
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    Just fitted a new sunrace 11-42T cassette and new kmc chain to my ramin 3+, but if i pedal or spin the cranks backwards the chain drops down the cassette ? … Ive had the EBB and BB out to clean and fitted spacers etc as before , but chain line doesnt look right ?? …. EBB cant move across anymore to improve chain line etc
    any ideas ?

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Seems to be a fairly common occurrence with 1x systems.

    As the chain wears in, it might disappear.

    You could also try moving any BB spacers to the NDS.

    Or adding a spacer to your chainring to move it in a tad.

    cynic-al
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    Don’t backpedal…

    stumpy_m4
    Member

    cynic-al – Member
    Don’t backpedal…

    was waiting for someone to say that 🙂

    cynic-al
    Member

    I like to think I can deliver.

    Seriously tho…It reminds me of people bringing bikes with rim brakes back in because the brakes squealed when you push them backwards…

    stumpy_m4
    Member

    hardly the same as spinning the cranks a little to clip in and it dropping down ?
    just never had the issue with the standard 11-36t ?

    mysterymove
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    I found mine did started doing this and the cause was a sticky clutch on the rear mech. Free it off and it’s all good again.

    Might be worth a try?

    Premier Icon Poopscoop
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    Yeah, very common and chainline is often the variable (but common) reason it seems.

    Premier Icon Nobeerinthefridge
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    Seems common with shimano 1×11

    swanny853
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    Mine did it a bit when new with the sunrace but largely seemed to settle down after that. Oddly didn’t do it with an xt cassette plus 42t expander (same model of chainring).

    stevextc
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    Unless your cleaning the bike this isn’t such a big deal really….
    Seems to happen when rear cog is bigger than chainwheel as the chainwheel is acting like a rear mech….

    If you are really fussed using a SRAM chain can fix/alleviate but I found in practice it’s more annoying knowing it’s happening than detrimental to riding.

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