Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: oakland, ca
Bikes: raleigh macaframa, motobecane record
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Chain clicking and vibrating
I have a tedious problem that I need some help with. I am experiencing a clicking vibration in my chain/crankset. I understand this sound has to do with my chainline and chain tension. The tighter the tension the more "violent" the "thumping" is. However, when I loosen the chain tension to a point where the sound stops, I feel my chain tension is too loose because I have spots where the chain wiggle is over 1 inch. My chainring not bent. I am using SRAM Omnium cranks/chainring/BB and an IZUMI chain.
Is it possible I was running my chain too tight and stretched my chain out? Would replacing the chain fix this issue?
Any help would be appreciated. I have not ridden more than 200 miles on this bike.