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Old 05-21-06, 11:59 AM   #1
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Treating a slipping drivetrain

Hey all - I was putting together junk bike bits on a curb-find mountain bike the other day, to build a beater, and I came on a problem. This bike has an old rear wheel, but the sprockets are not visually obviously worn. I then whipped a chain of another old junker I had lying around, and, surprise surprise, it slips. Now, remembering that the rear sprockets don't LOOK worn, am I likely to make this better, or worse, with a new chain? I can of course look for both a new chain AND a newer rear wheel, or a new freewheel/cluster, but I'd like to keep it both simple and cheap.
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The chain you put on could be too long.
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It could, but I don't think it is. The rear der is at a sensible position. What's the best way of measuring this?
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