Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
Bikes: 84 Trek 660 Suntour Superbe; 87 Giant Rincon Shimano XT; 07 Mercian Vincitore Campy Veloce
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Your doing something wrong or your bike is.
First off (and more then likely the reason for your problem), never put your bike chain while riding in the smallest chainring and have the rear in the last 2 smallest gears in the rear, nor the reverse, have your chain in the largest chainring and the be in the 2 rear tallest gears. If your doing that you are putting the chain in extreme angles thus stressing the chain more then it was designed to do, this is especially important with more gears the new school bikes have and really important on a triple setup.
The second thing is your chainline may not be aligned properly and you may have to take it to a LBS to have that check; but I doubt that, I think your not using your gear selection right.
Also make sure your keeping your chain clean and lubercated after every ride...but that's not the reason why your having the issues you mentioned, this will just preserve your chain longer under normal circumstances.