Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Absolute middle of nowhere
Bikes: 2003 Kona Hahanna
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Chain slip woes
My chain is being pretty annoying.
I replaced the chain and cassette over the winter. I noticed the chain slipping, particularly on rough surfaces and when I'm really on it. Figured chainrings.
Then last night my dad commented that the chain was doing a lot of flopping and looked wicked loose when I rode. Hmm. Pop it off and lay it down next to the old one, a few inches too long. Hmm. Take off two links so it's as close as it's gonna be to the same length and put it back on. Now it is absolutly awful. It slips under any stress. If I gently pedal in a low gear it'll only do so every couple of turns. It's making a pretty steady tick somehwere down there.
So, chainrings? They're original on a 2003 so I figure they're due. Also, the chain is a just a bit longer. It would be exact if I took off a wide link thing but then I couldn't close the chain.
SRAM cassette and chain, Suntour cranks (dunno who made the chainrings). Would different companies make a difference?