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    noises coming from my chain

    hey, so i just switched over to a fixed gear a few days ago, and sometimes when I am riding, there is a bunch of noise coming from my chain. it sounds like the gears are changing, even though there arent any. when i get off and look at it it doesnt seem like anything is wrong, the chain tension looks fine and the chain isnt falling off or anything like that. Before when i was riding it single gear i did not have any problems with the chain making noise and i had the same setup, just with a freewheel and not a fixed cog. I think it might be because my front chainring is 3/32 while my chain is 1/8 inch. Or does the chain length and tension on a fixed gear differ from that you would use on a single gear? any help or ideas would be nice. thanks

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    Have you tried lubing the chain to see if it is dry?
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    My immediate guess is that your chain is too tight and/or dry.

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    okay, i will try lubing my chain and see if that makes a difference. and so i'm guessing the chain tension doesnt change from single to fixed?

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    ghost gears, is it a conversion?




    or this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    My immediate guess is that your chain is too tight and/or dry.
    Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

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    it is a conversion. but with new cogs

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    Maybe bad chainline.
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    my chain squawks so bad when it gets to dry.

    Wow, that sounds raunchy

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    Prolly too tight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
    Maybe bad chainline.
    Maybe this too. Often times a freewheel will produce a slightly different chainline than a fixed cog. A couple/few millimeters shouldn't make noise though.

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