Hope T Rex and XT RM clearance (Not! Arrrghhhh!)

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  • Hope T Rex and XT RM clearance (Not! Arrrghhhh!)
  • Premier Icon mattjg
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    Hi, no I didn’t. I didn’t try a RAD cage, I don’t see how that would fix it.

    A file to the RM probably would.

    Slogo
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    i would get the file out take a few mm off the point where the mech touches the hanger. this will give you a little extra swing which is what you need.

    bbb
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    This happened to me. As someone mentioned before, the chain is too short – it causes the arm of the mech to sit in that unique position where it just interferes with the cassette.
    Easy solution – add about 4 links to the chain and it will work fine.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    maybe I try a longer chain later today if I get bit of time, got to be worth a whizz so then when I looked before I couldn’t see how it would.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    no joy, I added 4 links and spent some time fettling, there is no way to all the shifting working smoothly, I can get the top and bottom OK if I accept jumps in the middle, I cam sort the middle but then not get the bottom 40T.

    there is no combo of settings of cable tension and B screw I can find to make it all work.

    I put my regular 11-36 back on, it worked perfectly immediately.

    smatkins1
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    Only when I bent my medium cage XT mech did it started to foul my 40t ring. Are you sure your mech hanger is perfectly straight and the b screw is fully screwed in?

    Premier Icon Ashy
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    Having this same issue with my 2010 zesty. Bugger. Don’t really want to file down the derailleur,did anyone have any luck filing down the mech hanger tab?

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    I’ve done neither but intend to file the mech on the grounds (for my frame) it’s easier to replace.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    Mrs Stu will be picking up a 2015 Nimble 9 in January.
    It’ll mainly be used as a singlespeed but every now and again it might sprout gears.

    I’ll have a mess about with a 42T and rad cage on there and see what happens.

    but intend to file the mech on the grounds (for my frame) it’s easier to replace.

    I think that’s the right way to go about it. Easier to change the top knuckle on the mech than try to get a new slider.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    yes provided that little arm isn’t hollow – it might be.

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    I’d file the top B knuckle not the arm.
    That way the mech will sit it the propper position and if it doesn’t work i can fit a new B knuckle.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    thx, I’ll take a look. As a single speeder you seem very familiar with mech mechanics! 😆

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    It’s all bikes innit. 😀

    Premier Icon benpinnick
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    Not sure if anyone posted this but… its the extra long b screw thats the issue I believe, as the mech is rotating around a pivot set away from the centre of the cassette, you’ll find the b screw winding in will cause the arm to get too close to the middle range cogs. Winding it out gives more clearance.

    Premier Icon Ashy
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    Just to update on this, I filed about 1.5mm off the knuckle on the mech and it now clears fine.

    Premier Icon mattjg
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    Ashy thx, any chance of a pic of what you did? My email in profile if you can’t link here.

    Premier Icon Ashy
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    Hopefully this diagram will help. I filed off the bit pointed at by the red arrow. The green line indicates how much I took off which was about 1.5mm.

    It should allow your derailleur to sit a bit further down. However, having done all of that I bought a new derailleur hanger for My frame and that seems to set the derailleur much further away anyway.

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