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    Chain locks up

    My chain locks up after moderately intense peddling. Is this something I need to get fixed in a shop or is there a simple solution? Txs

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    What do you mean "locks up". Could you be more specific about the location and the problem?
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    Tight link?

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    sounds like chainsuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by operator
    What do you mean "locks up". Could you be more specific about the location and the problem?
    basically im peddling and then the pedals just lock in place. then after rotating back a couple times it's clear again.

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    it's chainsuck. either your drivetrain is really dirty, or your gears (chainrings or cogs) are worn.
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    Have you looked down at it while its locked up to see what is stuck? on mine, when i shift into the smallest front chainring, it looks like my chain doubles over itself a little. i backpedal and it sorts itself out, but its quite a shock when it happens at the bottom of a climb.

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    rock. thanks much

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    Quote Originally Posted by dknight07
    Have you looked down at it while its locked up to see what is stuck? on mine, when i shift into the smallest front chainring, it looks like my chain doubles over itself a little. i backpedal and it sorts itself out, but its quite a shock when it happens at the bottom of a climb.
    also chainsuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eatadonut
    also chainsuck.

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    great link...
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