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    Whats wrong with my bike???

    ok i have some chain slack when the right crank arm is facing foward my chain is loose whenn the left arm is facing foward the chain is super tight whats wrong with my bike??

    its not a stretched chain..? HELP!!!

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    The front gear or rear gear isn't perfectly round. Might be that the front crank chain ring needs to be loosened, adjusted for being centered (if that's possible) and retightened ?

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    Yeah. Sounds like a bad chainring. Might just need to be re centered.

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    sounds like the frame is bent.

    you need a new bike before it explodes

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    It sounds like your chainring is not centered on the cranks very well. Read the paragraph labeled "chain tension" on this page, it'll sort you right out.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by tashi View Post
    It sounds like your chainring is not centered on the cranks very well. Read the paragraph labeled "chain tension" on this page, it'll sort you right out.

    http://sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html
    +1 and thats a great site to have in your bookmarks enjoi !

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