wobbly single ring – why?
Works Components thick/thin on the middle position of an XT triple. Nothing excessively worn.
I’ve tried 2 different types (brands) of short bolts, neither will cinch the ring down properly tight. (Yes I have a doer-upper tool). There’s still a little bit of play, with the bolts as tight onto themselves (female into male) as I can get with the tightener too (bolt type a) or hex key both side (bolt type B). The drivetrain creaks under power, the bolts spin under a hex key.
what am I doing wrong? (ta)Posted 4 years ago
It’s probably time to crack the files out and just nip a bit of the end of the nut section.
Yeah. Bolt part too though, as they’ll be too long then, protrude through the ‘nut’ making it impossible to tighten. (It’s not a nut it doesn’t have hex faces, don’t know what the correct name for the female part is).
Bike shops don’t do this, there’d be no profit in it. What do they do? Not sell Works Component rings presumably.Posted 4 years ago
40p spent on washers. They’re about 20mm o/d, 10mm i/d, 2mm deep.
When mounted on the inside, a) edge of washer fouls chain slightly (resolvable with a file), b) nut head fouls chain stay as it’s 2mm further in to the BB (not resolvable with a file).
When mounted on the outside, is a) pig ugly b) o/d is a tad wide on the crank side and pushes the bolt a little out, causing potential crossed thread with nut, not going to do that. b) probably resolvable by filing washer a bit on opposite sides. But not a great solution.
Email into Works Components, maybe they know specifically which bolts to use, I can hardly be the first person to put one of their rings onto an XT triple.Posted 4 years agocurlie467Member
aah, just cobble it together with washers, i’ve never bought a short bolt or nut.
Its the nut bit though that you need, the short bolt has nothing to do with it, the actual nut is longer in length than your chainring and crankset combined so like said, you can file it down, get a washer set-up in there or buy a shorter nut.Posted 4 years ago
0.6mm might do it
If not it’ll be the file unless WC point me somewhere else.
When I got this bike the installed Hope ring was on backwards, not that it mattered but now I think I know why.Posted 4 years ago
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