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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 07-02-03, 08:52 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-02-03, 10:09 AM   #2
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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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