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morgan blue chain keeper

Postby suzyb » Thu Aug 22, 2013 23:48 pm

Does anyone have one of these and can tell me whether it should allow the chain to move. There is a OPQS video in which they use one and can still turn the cranks. However when I try it the chain doesn't seem to be able to flow through the keeper.

Am I just missing something or are these devices designed to just hold the chain.

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Aug 23, 2013 04:13 am

You're missing something. The chain should move freely round the channel.
Any chance of a pic showing how you've set it up? May help explain it.
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby suzyb » Fri Aug 23, 2013 09:18 am

I change into top gear before removing the wheel, could that be causing the problem as I see from the pic the chain and derailleur isn't inline.
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby drlodge » Fri Aug 23, 2013 09:26 am

Either turn the keeper round to move the chain closer to the stays, or move the RD a couple of clicks to align it. The latter will take all of 2 seconds.
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Aug 23, 2013 09:30 am

Yeah, shift up a few gears so the derailleur cogs are level with the chain keeper channel.
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby suzyb » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:20 am

Keeping the derailleur inline with the keeper channel works :wink:

If I'd only looked at the bike from behind yesterday I might have worked that one out myself :oops:

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby DHA987S » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:22 am

I think it is about 3 cogs up from the smallest gear to get it in line.

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:34 am

Nice one :)

The OPQS vid and Morgan blue kit is a big clean bucket of WIN!
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby Mechanism » Fri Aug 23, 2013 14:49 pm

NapoleonD wrote:The OPQS vid and Morgan blue kit is a big clean bucket of WIN!


Not forgetting the special brush.

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby NapoleonD » Fri Aug 23, 2013 14:50 pm

The special brush is a thing of majesty.
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby PhunkyPhil » Fri Aug 23, 2013 15:14 pm

I have one of these and I put the bike in top gear to remove the wheel then you have to change gear so everything is in line and then the chain will move freely.

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby TheRealGuybrush » Fri Aug 23, 2013 20:24 pm

For what it's worth, having one of the chain keepers, i've always put my gears into the 4th highest cog to remove the rear wheel and re-install and it's a lot easier than when it's in the highest gear.

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby Neal1984 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 21:37 pm

Didn't know these existed. Ordered one so thanks for enlightening me!

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby Scotty-Gee » Sat Aug 24, 2013 07:52 am

It's probably the simplest and coolest tool I own.

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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby ChrisAOnABike » Sat Aug 24, 2013 08:08 am

NapoleonD wrote:The special brush is a thing of majesty.

I want one for my mantelpiece.

Edit: the OH has pointed out that we don't have a mantelpiece. I pointed out that we should therefore get one, just for the special brush.
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Re: morgan blue chain keeper

Postby Mechanism » Sun Aug 25, 2013 08:29 am

A new house would be appropriate.


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