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Old 11-30-04, 07:08 PM
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I've got a huffy diesel frame(not wal-mart version) with Mount rims, Gt Handlebars and Gooseneck, Redline landing fork, with a huffy 3 piece crank.
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Old 11-30-04, 07:22 PM
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i have a question about my chain. i see that my bike chain is very tight. there is absoulutely no play too it. my friend said if u pedal backwards alot it will stretch the chain after a while so it isn't so tight. is this true?
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Old 11-30-04, 07:32 PM
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A chain is not going to stretch, i would just move the back tire up a little because having a chain that tight will cause it to break. If you don't have enough room to move the wheel up, just add another link to the chain.
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Old 11-30-04, 07:49 PM
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Old 11-30-04, 08:25 PM
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get some chain tensioners if your worried about that kind of stuff. i have an fbm pw moto. profile 177's, metal dirty/dirty bars, wtp excalibur, mutniy cassette laced to primo pro with ti spokes, tree front hub laced to araya 7x with ti spokes, all that good stuff. i actually got it back too. but the bastards sanded it down, so i have to repaint it. i miss my ghetto stripes!
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Old 11-30-04, 08:29 PM
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u got your bike stolen right? i guess u got it back (as u said in the post)
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Yea I got my bike stolen too. I got it back the next week (two weeks ago). The idiot who stole it lives right behind me. I was able to identify by my parts. The frame was flat black, but now its this ****** gray color i'm trying to sand off, They completely sanded it down, primered it, and painted it silver, it looked fine but, i hate silver.
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yep. but they stripped all of the paint off of it. it looks gay now.
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Old 11-30-04, 09:00 PM
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That must suck!
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Originally Posted by jRC1088
A chain is not going to stretch.
What are you talking about? Chains constantly stretch.
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Old 12-01-04, 07:05 AM
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so beerman. was my friend right?
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Rice - your friend is not right. Chains stretch from the pressure of your weight against them when you pedal. Since back pedalling produces almost zero pressure on the chain, it will not stretch the chain out. Chains stretch when you pedal forward and ride hard. The more you ride, the more your chain will stretch.

Chain stretch is usually an insignificant issue with bmx though.

If you don't like how loose or tight your chain is, then move your rear wheel forward or backward in the dropouts and retighten it. If you don't like your chain coming loose all the time, then get chain tensioners.
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technically chains do NOT stretch. what happens is that due to friction between the rollers/bushings, plates, and pins, everything gets worn, making the chain effectively longer. we all say chains stretch, but in actuality they dont, the tolerances between all the parts increase, leading to a longer chain. BUT, saying a chain is stretched is common and not really wrong to say...
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your smart, so a chain just wears down, huh?
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Old 12-01-04, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by jRC1088
A chain is not going to stretch, i would just move the back tire up a little because having a chain that tight will cause it to break. If you don't have enough room to move the wheel up, just add another link to the chain.
I dont know that much about bmx but i do know that a chain and its pins will stretch after time read the bmx plus mag and it showed that the chained stretch about a inchor more.
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