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Old 06-19-11, 04:05 PM
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Chain drop

Have you guys ever dropped the chain like schleck and being able to put it back on while still pedaling? I read how in one of these forums and tried it yesterday. It worked but it took a few seconds not sure if it was faster just getting off.

So you basically keep shifting the fd and keep pedaling. eventually the chain will catch one of the grooves. unless its stuck between bb and cranks. rightk?
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Old 06-19-11, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Specialized2k10 View Post
So you basically keep shifting the fd and keep pedaling. eventually the chain will catch one of the grooves. unless its stuck between bb and cranks. rightk?
Uh... yeah. Try to shift slowly/easily. Don't just crank it over there. Do it while soft-pedaling. Don't try it while going uphill.
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Old 06-19-11, 05:50 PM
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usually shifting to the big-ring will pop the chain back on.

it didn't work for me today though.
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Old 06-19-11, 06:28 PM
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This reminds me, I need to adjust my FD. Chain dropped outside the big ring twice last week. Shifting to the inner gear popped it back on.
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Old 06-19-11, 06:31 PM
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Yes. Deda Dog Fang...soft pedaling brings it back on.
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Old 06-19-11, 07:21 PM
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Dropping a chain is usually a sign that the front dr is out of adjustment. I use to drop the chain about once a month then a guy I ride with adjusted it and that was four years ago. I haven't dropped the chain even once since then.
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This method got my chain jammed between my crank and bb. I had to remove the chain to get moving again. SUCKED, I hate shimano.
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Learn to shift...No pressure when going from little to big and big to little...Don't try shifting from big to little when in the upper part of the rear cassette...Don't shift from to little to big when in the lower part of the rear cassette...

Following those rules...And having a properly adjusted FD...Will greatly limit the numbers of dropped chains...

And for the love of god! Do not shift from the big to little while standing and hammering up at 8% grade hill at race pace
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Old 06-19-11, 08:48 PM
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Yes, I've done it a few times. Once it kinked the chain, ending my ride.
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I could do it on a Trek Madone I had. It became a bad habit.

When I got a different frame, there wasn't as much clearance. If the chain dropped it was immediately wedged right in. If I tried to "pedal out of it" it would just gouge in deeper.

Frame is now being repaired at Calfee
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This is something that often happens over time with mountain biking... esp as things are getting a bit worn and riding over rough ground. It is easy to get the chain back on as long as you have enough momentum and just take your time. If you rush.. you will stuff up. I have to say though, I have never had this happen to me on my road bikes..
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Originally Posted by JimF22003 View Post
If I tried to "pedal out of it" it would just gouge in deeper. Frame is now being repaired at Calfee
That wouldn't happen on a Ti bike!
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