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Bent crank, snapped chain, problems from my build

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Old 12-09-08, 03:56 PM
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Bent crank, snapped chain, problems from my build

Hey guys,

I'm a roadie who made a fixed gear from a few old bike parts, and a nice new wheelset. It's fun as hell to ride, err when it works. My most recent problem; my 44t crankset BENT! What? What does this mean? My chain was pretty tight, but I thought that was how it was supposed to be. Any help at all would be appreciated as this was my new daily commuter. Thanks!
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Old 12-09-08, 04:02 PM
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did the chainring bend, or the actual cranks bend? if it's just the chainring, you could try putting on a new one. also, your chainline might be off slightly and could be putting some horizontal pressure on it.
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Old 12-09-08, 04:06 PM
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What brand of chainring was it...(this is for my own knowledge...I don't want this to happen to me)
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