Gears ticking under load only

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Gears ticking under load only

Postby Dezza » Thu Mar 28, 2013 16:25 pm

Hello all

When i'm riding with the drive train under load it frequently sounds out of index (ticking like it wants to change gear). However, when i chuck it on the workstand to tweak the barrel adjuster it sounds ok- so i dont touch it. It's pretty frustrating.

I was wondering if this is a symptom of chain wear? I'd say the chain has done about 1.5k miles and cassette half that. I'll look into get a chain checker tool if this sounds suspect.

In addition, i'm running a 11-25 cassette but would like to swap for 11-28.... would this require a longer chain?


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Re: Gears ticking under load only

Postby ALIHISGREAT » Thu Mar 28, 2013 22:57 pm

no need to get a chain checker -> just use a tape measure

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Re: Gears ticking under load only

Postby sungod » Fri Mar 29, 2013 15:43 pm

rear mech may be dirty/in need of lube, need adjusting, be out of alignment etc.

if the current chain is the correct length, you need a longer one to fit an 11-28
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Re: Gears ticking under load only

Postby ricky1980 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 19:53 pm

Try reindex your rear derailleur. Undo the bolt that clamps the derailleur cable and setup the rear derailleur as if newly installation. Your problem should go after that.
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Re: Gears ticking under load only

Postby CRAIGO5000 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 13:56 pm

Bent hanger?
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