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Old 07-06-06, 11:35 AM
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recurring chain-slipping problem

Please tell me if you have any ideas about what's going on here. I'll be riding along with no problems. Eventually my chain will start slipping and/or making a lot of rattling noise. By "slipping", I mean that it fails to grip the gear teeth reliable so when I push on the pedals, the pedals move in jerks but the wheels don't move that much. The problem is more noticeable when the chain is on the smallest or middle chainring rather than the largest chainring. It is also more noticeable when I am going uphill. When this happens, I take my bike to the shop to have it adjusted and when I get it back, it works fine. However, after a trip or two, it comes back.
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