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Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cage(12 posts)

Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cagekai-ming
Sep 1, 2003 4:52 PM
This is kai-ming's "Mapei" C40.
Just brought and installed the dog fang, I have to trim off half width of the back of the clamp to suit the BB/seattube lug. I think it will help to prevent chain suck.
I used to have Elite stainless steel tube bottle cage, however, I don't like the buzzing noise of bottle hitting the cage on rough road surface. I brought these FSA cage together with the dog fang. This carbon cage solve the noise problem completely and it look nice also.
re: Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cageTheJoker
Sep 1, 2003 4:55 PM
I like the cages. Have you seen the Elite carbon cages? Dreamy..!
re: Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cagekai-ming
Sep 1, 2003 4:59 PM
Elite is more more expansive. FSA cost me HK$180(~US$23) each, and it suits my standard bottles.
re: Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cageTheJoker
Sep 1, 2003 5:01 PM
I know, it's about £50 over here ($80). We can all have dreams though...
re: Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cagekai-ming
Sep 1, 2003 5:30 PM
Are you nut, US$80 just for a bottle cage ? I wouldn't even think about it. I wouldn't buy toys just because of its carbon look, same for the carbon crank/wheels. Cost justification/look/functional/technical appreciation would be my considerations.
what if it sucks from the bottom?Frith
Sep 1, 2003 6:12 PM
inuendos aside. My experience with chain suck was between the inner ring and the chainstay. Ended up with some ugly scars...doesn't look like that fang thing would have made a difference...How hard would it be to make one for the bottom too?
This is what I think.kai-ming
Sep 2, 2003 2:49 AM
Chain sucks between the inner ring and chainstay is the end result only, if you guide it back to the right position you will not have that end result. If you shift from outer ring to inner ring, the chain will first drop on top of the inner ring at around the position of the seat tube, if the chain at this moment is bounced up/away from the ring due to one or more of the following reasons (poor road surface, pot holes, cobbles stones, imperfect front deraileur adjustment, simultaneous shifing front and rear, etc.), it will get dropped in between the inner ring/BB and finally get sucked between chainstay and ring if you did not stop spinning the crank. If you have that dog fang thing it will probably guide the chain back to the top of the inner ring when you continue to crank and finally seat on the tooth. Try slowly to crank and shift and see how the chain will go and you will see what I mean.
CHAIN SUCK?the bull
Sep 1, 2003 6:25 PM
Man you must live on some muddy roads.
That only happens on my mountian bike after I went through some thick red clay.

I never even have problems with my chain dropping(Knock on cork).
re: Deda dog fang follow up and FSA bottle cageWoof the dog
Sep 1, 2003 9:17 PM
I will destroy you on any climb or in any sprint no matter how much your cages cost or what they look like. Get real.

Woof the dog.
Mr. Doggie, why don't you say this to Mick Rogers !kai-ming
Sep 2, 2003 1:08 AM
He is the one who got the Elite carbon bottle cages on his Time.
Fitted wrongcyclequip
Sep 2, 2003 4:12 AM
The 'dog fang/shark tooth' needs to be fitted lower on the seattube - so the fang is level with and close to the solid part of the small chainring immediately below the teeth.
Fitted wrongkai-ming
Sep 2, 2003 4:43 AM
Are you sure ? The instruction come with the dog feng is not clear. This is Mike Rogers' Time according to cyclingnews.com.