Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - freewheel cog question
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01-13-07, 09:20 PM
Why is it that when my chain is really tight, and I spin my wheel, the cranks don't move? But when I put slack in the chain and spin the wheel, the cranks start to turn.
It seems that the opposite would be true.
01-13-07, 09:48 PM
this is by no means a well educated guess, but just a hypothosis... maybe when the chain is really tight it's putting a little pressure on the bearings in the BB and so it's not as free to spin on a whim?
01-13-07, 11:37 PM
That, coupled with a cheap Dicta cog might just explain it. It makes perfect sense.
01-14-07, 08:56 AM
one word --> friction
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