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Crooked Teeth(4 posts)

Crooked TeethKristin
Jul 29, 2001 6:34 PM
My rear derailer (sp?) became way out of allignment somehow. (I'm innocent, I promise!) After making a horrible mess of things, I finally alligned it properly. In the process I noticed that the cassette teeth seem to point in various directions. On the 12 gear, 3 or 4 teeth are angled slightly towards the chainstay, the rest seem to be straight up and down or angled slightly away. Is this a "feature"? Designed to aid in shifting? Or a problem?

Oh yeah: Campy Veloce 12-23 cassette.
re: Crooked TeethLone Gunman
Jul 29, 2001 6:57 PM
You from West Virginia? You got it, crooked is correct, aids in chain tracking and shifting. Old style had straight direction and no "shark teeth or fin" lookin' teeth.
re: Crooked TeethStarliner
Jul 29, 2001 7:43 PM
Relax, it's OK. Just be careful when you lay your bike down on the ground that the derailleur side of the bike is up. If down, the ground can bend the d. out of line, resulting in a bit more wear on the chain and cassette.
Jul 29, 2001 9:27 PM
I would have been hard pressed to understand how a few teeth on each cog would have become bent. But I wanted to be sure. Thanks for the info.

LOL. I usually don't lay my bike on the derailleur. The flat side makes more sense eh? While its true that I don't want to damage the cogs/derailleur, etc...the real motivation is about cleanliness. Do you know how dirty a chain gets just from riding?