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    Freewheel slippage

    My Suntour 6-speed freewheel on my Bianchi road bike slips under load. It seems like the teeth are worn out or something. Could this be a result of a chain that is too tight? Or could my freewheel just be worn out. I am using a Shimano eliptical chainwheel with it. Any help would be awesome.

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    Did you determine whether the chain is skipping over the cogs or the freewheel is slipping internally?? I realize it's sometimes difficult to determine which is happening...
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    Oh god no! Ahhhhhh! Not Biopace! Kill it, kill it!
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    hey man, like, biopace was designed by a computer...IT HAS TO BE GOOD!!!

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    Actually, I think its the Biopace that's the cause of my slippage! I'm gonna ditch that sucker, and go with a "round" chainwheel. Besides, I think my leg muscles are forming strange geometric shapes as a result of the "push-pull" nature of Biopace.

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    Sounds like your freewheel is shot...you'll have to screw anothe one on,usually it takes a lot to ruin a freewheel but force is one thing that will do it?

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    Death to BIOPACE!

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