- narrow wide chainring question …
I’ve just fitted one of the above, moving from a std chainring and a chain device. Since fitting the narrow wide there’s a clicking, like the chain is kind of catching/sticking to the chainring when under load. Has anyone else had this? Maybe a chain line issue? Cant really do much about that though as its a wolftooth components that’s shaped to replace the out ring….. Clicking is driving me mad though!Posted 3 years ago
Like i say all I’ve changed is the chain ring. But under load there’s a definite click like the chain ring is holding on to the chain. I’m going to put the old chain ring on now and see if it makes the same noise, if it doesn’t I’ll have to get rid of the chainring and head back to a chain device. No big deal, would prefer to keep the narrow wide but the click would drive me insanePosted 3 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
anus – Member
Slight digression but can I ask, if I were to stick a narrow/wide chainring on my year old drivetrain would that work straight out? (generally speaking) Or am I more than likely gong to have to replace the chain and hence the cassette too?
I put a reasonably used chain on mine, worked out just fine- I’m not sure it’s any different to any other chainring in that respect.
(though, if you think it all the way through… If you fit a new chain and you find the old cassette causes problems, then everything was actually pretty shagged out already and so putting a new chainring on that lot probably doesn’t make a lot of sense, even if it works fine it’ll wear the new ring faster)Posted 3 years agotheflatboyMember
As above, clicks and creaks can be anything. My road bike had a worrying one for some time, I was convinced the frame was cracked somewhere. Someone else online reported that a similar mysterious noise was remedied by tightening the QR skewers. Tried that and bingo, no more noise.
You’ll find it eventually!Posted 3 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
I wonder if this is a non ramped/single ring issue.
Just fitted a new sram chain and XT cassette on my 1×9 and noticed that the chain is “flicking down” onto the upper chain ring teeth. It’s a salsa single ring not N/W.
Sound is similar to what op describes.
Think I might order a ring and try again just in case.Posted 3 years ago
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