Gear Clamps, short term review. about 3 rides.

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wickedwagon
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Gear Clamps, short term review. about 3 rides.

Bought a pair of these cos curious and bro price. Set up was a little difficult because I was using a 15t and the chain hits the clamps so there has to be spacers on the side, 16t and higher don't need it. getting the chainline right was easy because you could adjust it while the wheel was on the bike. Once on the bike, they did make some noise and after 3 rides it loosened up. I think the noise may be due to the three small spaces on the side of the cog as opposed to one large one. Also, the noise is something that's about as loud as disc brakes dragging, so you could drown it out. Going to tighten the clamps up more than I have to see if they stay tight.

Might switch it to a 16+ tooth to see if not needing the spacers eliminates the noise.

Tue, 05/07/2013 - 22:51
wickedwagon
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Update: bb is seized on the bike I originally put on, my dj. Put the set on my 29er with an 18, so no spaces on the side of it. Initial ride, no noise.

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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 23:48
Larry Winget
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Nice.

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 20:52
that guy
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I've noticed mine will loosen up every now and then, but if I didn't grab the cog and yank it back and forth I wouldn't have noticed.

Still totally recommend these things.

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Thu, 05/09/2013 - 22:16
wickedwagon
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They're way better with 16+ teeth and no spacers. definitely recommend.

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Sat, 05/11/2013 - 20:12
Rojoleon
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Gear Clamp Link, to save precious seconds to your day.

Wed, 05/29/2013 - 15:26