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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-24-08, 01:09 PM   #1
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Chain/Gearing Issue... Help!

So I decided to turn my old Gianni Motta road bike into a fixie. I have a new Alien Bikes wheelset, so I stripped off all the junk and put the 42 tooth chainring on the inside, and it seemed like perfectly straight chainline to the 16 tooth cog. I got the chain pretty tight, but every time I ride it, there's a constant clicking. I feel it pretty much every time the chain passes a tooth on the rear cog. I went to a local bike shop, and the guy said that maybe I needed a Single-Speed chain. I looked at it, and it looks almost exactly like the one I already have on it. Any other ideas on how to fix this?? Thanks
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Old 07-24-08, 01:12 PM   #2
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mark the noisy chain link and ensure it's the chain link. Spend $10 on a new chain. It's clearly the chain if it is consistently clicking on that link, and even though the new chain looks the same or whatever, it's not a pricey buy and will cure your woes (if it is the chain).
Just makes sense that you need a new chain.
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