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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 12-19-06, 12:10 PM   #1
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chain problems

i was just recently riding my fixie, and my pedal skipped on the ground on a turn. the problem is that my chain fell off. so i walked all the way home. my question is, how do you go about putting the chain back on?
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Old 12-19-06, 12:11 PM   #2
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Loosen the rear wheel, put the chain back on.
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Old 12-19-06, 12:14 PM   #3
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hmm... your gonna need to ship it to the manufacturer of the chain and then to the maker of the wheel, its a long proscess but it is worth it
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Old 12-19-06, 12:16 PM   #4
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hmm... your gonna need to ship it to the manufacturer of the chain and then to the maker of the wheel, its a long proscess but it is worth it
the chain does not have any name brands on it. how do i know where to ship it?
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I was joking, just loosen the wheel, throw it back on and your good to go
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Old 12-19-06, 12:18 PM   #6
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hmm... your gonna need to ship it to the manufacturer of the chain and then to the maker of the wheel, its a long proscess but it is worth it

no way! wrong!

all he needs is a new crankset, perferably one of the "cottered" kind the kids are talking about these days.

why make him go through all that trouble?
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Old 12-19-06, 12:18 PM   #7
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dang. too little...too late. stupid job.
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^^^ that seems like a great idea, my one-piece crank is getting kind of beat up.
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... are you serious?
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you're screwed big time!
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jk jk jk jk jk jk jk jk jk jk

why do people make these accounts that are not at all funny?
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Old 12-19-06, 01:26 PM   #12
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You could always undo the master link, but that is more work than just losening the back wheel.
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Nope, need a new chain. Once they touch the ground you can't use em any more.
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Old 12-19-06, 03:16 PM   #14
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If this guy is for real, you guys probably just made him commit suicide.

I love you guys :*
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the chain was probably on backwards anyways.
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You guys are being had.
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I had this happen to me once, it was quite scary since I was going through traffic. Anyway, I consulted a bike mechanic friend of mine and he said the only way to get the chain back on with the correct chainline is to relace your wheel to a Deep V. Blue, gold, pink will suffice. Non machined only.

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really?


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your probably right.

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isn't there someone on this forum that ALWAYS recommends a new bike? seems appropriate here.
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isn't there someone on this forum that ALWAYS recommends a new bike? seems appropriate here.
Yeah he should throw his bike out and get a Bianchi Pista
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the chain was probably on backwards anyways.
My thoughts exactly.
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