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Gamut Chainguide Help

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by bent_steel, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. bent_steel

    bent_steel Monkey

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    So I have an Iron Horse 6.4 and I am running an older Gamut P40 guide that is bottom bracket mount and has no holes for ISGC mounts, but the frame has the tabs.

    The chainline is good, but the plate angles a little inside towards the rear hub.

    Is this how it is intended to be setup?






     

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  2. TWeerts

    TWeerts Monkey

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    to answer the question, no. the only thing that will happen is the roller might wear oddly. but it will still roll and work as a chainguide. afterall, they are replaceable for that reason.

    if it really bugs you, it is just aluminum, you can bend it SLIGHTLY. it wont break if you dont work it too much.
     
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    TWeerts Monkey

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    and your cable is too long. just kidding.
     
  4. J

    J Monkey

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    Is it actually bent towards the hub or just spaced too close to the hub? I have an older Gamut like yours on my Blur4x and I have about the same amount of space between the chain ring and the plate. Only dropped a chain once but that was the bent chain's fault.
     
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    I had to do the very same thing on my v10, i bent it maybe 3-4mm out of place...its worked perfect for 2 years strait now
     
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    What's you avatar? That's not Tom Waits is it?
     
  7. bent_steel

    bent_steel Monkey

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    my major concern is when your torque the bb cup down, the inner plate of the guide is forced against the tabs on the frame.
     
  8. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    Looks fine to me. Just make sure the top part of the guide is parallel to the chain when youre sitting on the bike.
     
  9. bent_steel

    bent_steel Monkey

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    I figured out a remedy after thinking about it. I just removed one of the spacers from the non drive side and put it inside the chainguide so no now the chainline is spot on and the inner plate of the guide is no longer rubbing against the frame/tabs.

    Thanks for the help.:imstupid: