Putting Together Old 10sp

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Lyle
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When you say “missing the chainring from time to time”, what do you mean by missing?


Pierce
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The chain, from time to time, looks back on the relationship it shared with the chainring, longingly, with a tinge of regret, and misses the good ol’ time they used to spend spinning around


Drewbacca
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@fungi, I have to perform more empirical wheel spinning research once I’ve finished swapping out the cables, but it appears that the main problem is (now) going to the larger chainring… I’ll try sheldon’s tip once I get everything back together. I also found an extra square taper crank in the attic that I believe will fit so I might try that and see what happens as well.

@lyle, slightly overshooting the large chain ring… but not to enough of an extreme to fall onto the crank arm. It simply rests on top of the chain ring, rather than the teeth biting into the chain. My initial thought was that either a) too thin of a chain was put onto it or b) I simply don’t know what an old bike is supposed to feel like and my friction shifting sucks. I’ve tried nudging the limit screws in order to see if I could coax it one way or the other a hair, but that only results in not being able to shift at all because the derailleur then doesn’t have enough reach (I didn’t measure the necessary gap between the chain and the FR cage, in order to shift, but it’s clearly wider than 2mm). I think that Sheldon’s solution as pointed out by fungi may be the answer. If not that, I’m starting to think that it is probably some sort of alignment issue as opposed to component failure.


Lyle
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The “narrow” chains are only narrow on the outside, so that’s not the issue precisely. However, they are more flexible than older chain, so perhaps you are on to something there.

The front derailleur can be rotated — you might experiment with rotating the rear of the cage out just a smidgen past the front. Also, you might experiment with raising/lowering it a bit.

Finally, you do need to keep in mind that these old gears never did shift quite as neatly as the new ones do.


Pierce
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In the spirit of resurrecting dead threads…

I going to drop $200 on a custom built 700c wheel tomorrow. My $45 one was not sufficient for my needs and kept blowing spokes and the rim was waay out of true and about as durable as a piece of aluminum foil

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