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Author:  rockhound [ Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

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.

Author:  richardschwinn [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

I haven't heard of this before. Some photos will help. What size frame and what size tires do you have?

Thanks,

Richard

Author:  rockhound [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

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).

Author:  rockhound [ Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

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.

Author:  richardschwinn [ Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

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!

Author:  rockhound [ Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:52 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

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?

Author:  richardschwinn [ Tue Sep 20, 2011 7:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Quick release catches on rear derailleur on Rockhound

The disc mounts are a machined part of the dropout.

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