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Hi guys

I'd really appreciate it if someone would be able to assist me, before I resort to taking my bike down to my LBS to get fixed.

I took my chain off yesterday to clean it and left it off overnight. I just recently put the chain back together (SRAM powerlink) and noticed that when I am in the small chain ring at the front and about 7th gear at the back, the underside of the chain starts to touch the top of the two jockey/pulley wheels. It's almost as if tension has been lost. :confused:

Any suggestions as to what the problem may be? I haven't adjusted anything.

I've attached a picture to try and indicate the problem I am having.

Thanks in advance!

 

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mikkelz said:
Hi guys

I'd really appreciate it if someone would be able to assist me, before I resort to taking my bike down to my LBS to get fixed.

I took my chain off yesterday to clean it and left it off overnight. I just recently put the chain back together (SRAM powerlink) and noticed that when I am in the small chain ring at the front and about 7th gear at the back, the underside of the chain starts to touch the top of the two jockey/pulley wheels. It's almost as if tension has been lost. :confused:

Any suggestions as to what the problem may be? I haven't adjusted anything.

I've attached a picture to try and indicate the problem I am having.

Thanks in advance!

Normal. Don't use the small ring and smaller cogs.
 

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Thanks for the reply, but it didn't do that previously.
 

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mikkelz said:
Thanks for the reply, but it didn't do that previously.
I bet it did. The only ways it could have changed are if you lengthened the chain or mis-routed the chain through the derailleur.
 

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Looks normal to me. You shouldn't be using smaller cogs and the small chainring for that very reason. The rear derailleur can only make up so much chain with a wide range of gears.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I could've sworn I never noticed this before and I am sure I've ridden in 7/8/9 and the first chain ring. I definitely won't be doing that again!

Another lesson learned... :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for the replies guys. I could've sworn I never noticed this before and I am sure I've ridden in 7/8/9 and the first chain ring. I definitely won't be doing that again!

Another lesson learned... :thumbsup:
The smallest cog I go in in the granny ring is the fifth. Keep in mind that as a derailleur gets older, the springs can get worn which might account for a little tension loss, but your setup looks normal.
 
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