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    Chain falling off.

    I have recently started skidding to stop but every once an a while my chain will come off when i do. i have made sure that the chain is tight, and dont know what else it could be.

    any ideas?

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    Have you checked that your chainline is straight? Might be getting thrown off when you apply back pressure. Also, normally the chain doesn't have to be "tight" so much as "not loose". There was a riveting discussion on this not too long ago that you'd be better off not reading.

    Similarly, check the condition of your chainring, cog, and bottom bracket.
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    too tight can make your chain come off (if something else isn't online)

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    just went down and checked, the chainring is on the outside of the crank, i will switch it in to the inner part of the crank and see if that helps,

    (the chainline was a little off)

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    Keep your brake on while you figure this out. I'm sure you know this.

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    brakeless

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride26fast View Post
    brakeless
    have fun ted shreading when your chain pops off.

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    yo...use a measuring tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by macka_fat View Post
    have fun ted shreading when your chain pops off.
    i was running a front brake when i was living in the city, now i guess i am taking my chances since i have moved to the suburbs.
    gone biking.

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    Religious belief is intellectual cancer.

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    brakeless is fine, if your drivetrain works. just be carefull, dude. you're practicing skids on thanksgiving, and now you're brakeless with a funky chain. lots of people ride brakeless. And the number one thing they don't f.uck around with is a sketchy chain.

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    i am thinkin it was just the chainline that was causing it to fall off, i will find out tomorrow.
    gone biking.

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    good luck dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by macka_fat View Post
    brakeless is fine, if your drivetrain works. just be carefull, dude. you're practicing skids on thanksgiving, and now you're brakeless with a funky chain. lots of people ride brakeless. And the number one thing they don't f.uck around with is a sketchy chain.
    is there a stronger chain that i could be running? i have seen a couple people at alley cats with a huge bulky chain..its huge and looks wicked heavy...not really sure..
    gone biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride26fast View Post
    is there a stronger chain that i could be running? i have seen a couple people at alley cats with a huge bulky chain..its huge and looks wicked heavy...not really sure..
    1/8" chain designed for the track.

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    Are you running a 3/32" or a 1/8" chain ?

    3/32 is the size you get on road bikes/mountain bikes.

    1/8" is the chunkier size found on BMX and track bikes.
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    +1 on a 1/8 chain. Your chain is your control, so treat it well. People seem to like KMC chains, I run an Izumi Eco. You can go big and get an Izumi V Super Toughness, or other 50 dollar chains, but the consensus here is that they are a bit of an unneccessary overkill. Just a solid, 1/8 track chain will do you no wrong.

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    it is a kmc 1/8 chain

    i think the chain i am thinking of might be like a bmx grinding chain....is that real or did i just make it up haha
    gone biking.

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    your chain should be fine then. Besides, chains snapping = ****ty chain. Chain falling off usually means funky chainline.

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    you don't need a stronger chain. 1/8" chains are not stronger than 3/32" chains.

    what you need is a chain that won't fall off yer gear. i'd guess that a combination of bad chainline and maybe out-of-round chainring is the culprit, here. make sure your chainring isn't bent, either.
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    adjust the limit screw on your derailer
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    ^ i kind of lold

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    +1 haha
    gone biking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ride26fast View Post
    it is a kmc 1/8 chain

    i think the chain i am thinking of might be like a bmx grinding chain....is that real or did i just make it up haha
    What you might be thinking of:

    A BMX grinding chain like you say, they have very chunky straight links.

    Like this:



    Or . . . .

    A half link chain (see below)

    Both are 1/8", so you can use either on your current drive chain.

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