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Old 05-12-06, 10:48 AM   #1
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chain noise and water

I've been riding fixed for a few weeks, and I'm hearing some funking chain noises. At first, my chain would sort of hum when it passed through it's tightest spot, but I road it in the rain recently and now the hum has become a rattle or what sounds like really fast clicking, like the sound of the teeth hitting the rings. Is this a tension problem or a lube problem cause by water?
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I've been riding fixed for a few weeks, and I'm hearing some funking chain noises. At first, my chain would sort of hum when it passed through it's tightest spot, but I road it in the rain recently and now the hum has become a rattle or what sounds like really fast clicking, like the sound of the teeth hitting the rings. Is this a tension problem or a lube problem cause by water?
Clean and lube.
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Clean, Lube, Tension and Relax

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