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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 09-30-09, 10:54 AM   #1
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Need Help with chain

I just bought a Schwinn IC Pro spinner bike (for winter training). It is a fixed gear and running 1/8" chain. However it seems to be making a clicking noise on every single tooth of the fly wheels chain ring. Ive tried loosening it and tightening it, No help. I read somewhere once that getting a machined sprocket vs a stamped sprocket can help cut down on unnecessary noise because they are more circular. Does anyone have any ideas. I tried lubing the chain, I decreased the factory chain lube and used a wax lube which just made it louder. Im SOL on ideas.
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Old 09-30-09, 11:03 AM   #2
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Did you check your chainline?
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Yeah it appears to be relatively straight. Its just a click with every tooth that comes in contact.
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Are you sure it's not just the noise of the rollers contacting the ring?

Even when mine is packed up with grease and fresh from being cleaned, it'll make a very faint ting noise as the roller hits the chainring.

Are you a perfectionist? Fixed gear drive trains are some of the noisiest around.
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