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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:11 pm 
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Does anyone else have this trouble?

It is so much easier to simply take the skewer apart to get the wheel in the rear dropout.

I am wondering if a shadow rear derailleur will fix this issue.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:29 pm 
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I haven't heard of this before. Some photos will help. What size frame and what size tires do you have?

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Richard

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:09 pm 
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richardschwinn wrote:
I haven't heard of this before. Some photos will help. What size frame and what size tires do you have?

Thanks,

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I have a 17.5 inch Rockhound with 26 inch wheels. I ordered it in 2000 and I believe it was one of the earliest disc frames. I will try to email a pic (easier than posting here).


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:37 pm 
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rockhound wrote:
richardschwinn wrote:
I haven't heard of this before. Some photos will help. What size frame and what size tires do you have?

Thanks,

Richard


I have a 17.5 inch Rockhound with 26 inch wheels. I ordered it in 2000 and I believe it was one of the earliest disc frames. I will try to email a pic (easier than posting here).


Basically the widest section of the q/r nut catches on the rear derailleur closest to the dropout while the q/r axle catches on the bottom forward face of the dropout. I tried a different q/r nut but is actually wider at its base. If it helps, it's a 952 XTR der and a Bontrager Race Disc q/r.

This isn't big deal, I was just curious if anyone has dealt with this. I considered putting a shadow rear derailleur to rectify this.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:31 am 
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Indeed you have an early design with our popular Ritchey forged dropouts. The derailleur tab may not be as long as some tabs out there. The good news - better shifting. The bad news - occasional clearance problems.

Enjoy your ride!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:52 am 
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richardschwinn wrote:
Indeed you have an early design with our popular Ritchey forged dropouts. The derailleur tab may not be as long as some tabs out there. The good news - better shifting. The bad news - occasional clearance problems.

Enjoy your ride!


I do enjoy it... and hope to pass it on to my children.

I snapped some pics last night to email you and was looking at the disc-brake mount. It is quite an elegant looking piece. Is it brazed on?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:26 am 
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The disc mounts are a machined part of the dropout.

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