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    Chain twisiting under torque

    Hello, I love my bike and know nothing about it...it's a Specialized Hardrock.

    I'm hoping someone can help me out, recently I noticed that when I accelerate hard (lots of weight on the crank) that my chain tends to curve towards my wheel. The crank part stays stiff and straight as best as I can see, and the wheel does not tilt at all. So I'm guessing that something in the back is twisting? Is that possible?

    Thanks

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    I noticed just now that when I press the cassette towards the wheel it moves 3-4mm. How do i tighten it?

    Thanks

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    You're way ahead of me, Sonic. When I'm anywhere close to putting out the kind of torque it takes to warp the frame, my eyes are firmly glued to the terrain and traffic in front of me.

    You might repost your second question in the mechanic's forum. The only work I do myself is fixing flats and oiling the chain.
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    Some play in the cassette is normal.
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    It may be your chain pulling into line with the sprocket teeth as the torque takes up any play in the chain.
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