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Old 06-30-09, 08:44 PM   #1
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Need help- chain problem

when im off my bike i back pedal it and at 1 point the chain is super tight and then at another point its super slacky... what causes that?
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You're sprocket or spindle could be bent or your chain alignment could be out of wack. Do you have any spacers on the drive side crank arm?
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Bent sprocket is one possibility.
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just 1 and the adapter
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Old 06-30-09, 09:02 PM   #5
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thats also the way it came and my sprocket is like a month old..... could it be a bent link in the chain? i dont grind either so i dont know how my sprocket could be bent
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You could also have a stiff link. Wait, is your Fit TRL2 starting to have problems? OMG NO WAY. I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN. But anyways, this could be the cause of a few things.
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o shut up lol i do have a stiff... how do i fix those?..... and if my spindle is bent it doesnt matter cuz i got new cranks that will be here tomorrow or thursday.
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You could also have a stiff link. Wait, is your Fit TRL2 starting to have problems? OMG NO WAY. I NEVER THOUGHT THIS WOULD HAPPEN. But anyways, this could be the cause of a few things.
the problem im having has nothing to do with stock parts btw everything is custom
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the problem im having has nothing to do with stock parts btw everything is custom
To fix the stiff link, move the chain back and forth like it's supposed to, and then wiggle it back and forth the way it's not supposed to.
http://bicycletutor.com/stiff-chain-link/
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thanx dude i learn somthing new everyday
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It isn't your chain I guarantee it. I've seen 2 cases of this. Either you bent something or you are missing the sprocket adapter.
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ik for a fact i have a stiff link and i have the sprocket adapter and nothings bent so i fixed it and it runs smoothely
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So it was just a stiff chain link after all?
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i was too thanks dude
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