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worn drivetrain is a good candidate, but a stiff link is probably more likely if it only started after storing it for a while. shift the rear derailleur into the smallest cog, and rotate the cranks backwards, keeping an eye on the chain by the cogs and derailleur pulleys. if you see a link that isn't following the cog or pulley teeth properly, saturate the link with penetrating oil and wiggle it side to side to loosen it up. you probably want to put those links back as well, which may cause sticky links in itself.
Last edited by dafydd; 08-29-04 at 08:32 AM.