Some people say, "Hey, Nate, why don't you just take your bike to the bike shop and let them fix it once and for all?"
I say, "Hog wash!!! I can fix anything."
This problem is related to all the others, but I thing it deserves its own thread. The whole reason I am having trouble with my bike derailleurs/chain is because I decided to replace the cranksets on my two bikes. A few months ago I stripped out a crank arm on my Mongoose and had to buy a non-matching replacement. Ever since then I have wanted to take that crankset and put it on my Hardrock and get a new one for the Mongoose. Then recently the chain on the Hardrock started slipping. So, I figured this would be a good time to make the switch. And due to the fact that both bikes are 8spds, I did not want to upgrade to a 9 on the Mongoose and have to spend a lot of money. So, now that I have replaced the crankset and put the old one on the old bike, I have had nothing but problems. Currently the only bike I have that works is my 1973 3spd.
Well, the chain on the Hardrock still slips even with the new (old) crankset. After closer inspection, I am thinking that it is slipping on the rear cog, not the crankset. But, the cogs look totally fine and they were replaced one year ago. I am correct in assuming the slippage is occuring in the rear?
I am out of breath now, so I will be going. Does anyone know the number to the LBS?