Join Date: May 2002
Location: Nova Scotia Canada
Bikes: 2010 Cervelo RS. Marinoni touring bike. Kona Tanuki MTB. Specialized Hardrock (commuter). Raleigh (early 80s) Super Gran Prix.
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Originally Posted by jgedwa
put on a new freewheel and new chain, and now the chain skips when I am in the larger cogs on the freewheel.
I put the same number of chain links on that I took off. I reused the same chain ring.
Is the deraileur not putting enough tension on the chain? Or at the right angle? Glancing at other bikes the deraileur on mine seems not to be pulling back as far as theirs. I took it off and cleaned it and it feels like what I would guess is right.
I have a similar problem, but I just added a new chain. My chain skips when in the smallest
ring and largest
cog, it doesn't do this in the other rings. This has never
happend to me on my road bikes, but since I bought a MTB bike last year (which I have ridden pretty hard I admit), I'm learnin' all kinds of differences between the 2 sports.
I'm told the ring is worn and needs to be replaced.
Since you replaced the freewheel (with a new one I assume?) AND the chain, it tells me the ring(s) needs to be replaced. Does the chain skip on ALL rings or just one? If just one, replace THAT ring also.
One thing I have learned with MTBing is that chain cleaning is required alot more often than road riding....well...duh.