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Clicking when slowing down/new chain...

Old 03-16-10, 09:05 PM
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Clicking when slowing down/new chain...

So i just got a new chain on my Dawes SST,riding it fixed and there is a somewhat loud clicking when i "resistance brake" ( Pedal slower to slow down) coming from the chain area though i cannot pinpoint it,it is not a grinding sound but literally a clicking/creeking noise and does it everytime that i slow down or speed up VERY fast but its not a conistent click,just sounds like something is struggling a little or im putting to much tension on it I.E. Slowing down or speeding up too fast?

Anyone have any idea? chain too tight? too lose?
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Old 03-16-10, 09:08 PM
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How's the chainline? Pretty straight? How tight is the chain? I usually hear excess chain noise when my chain is too tight, so you may want to slide the rear wheel forward just a bit and see if you still notice the sound. When my chain is too loose I rarely hear anything... my chain just slips off when I accelerate quickly.
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maybe your chainring bolts are loose.
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It is pretty straight,i do not know too much about bikes ESP. fixed so im assuming the guy at my LBS did it correctly,like i said,its ONLY when i slow down from pedaling quickly or i pedal too quickly and its not during the whole chain revolution,maybe once or a twice a revolution,I checked all the previous posts about this and it was not happening 2 hours ago before i got the new chain so it must be something to do with that,if i move the rear wheel forward a tad it seems to slip off when i accelerate as well so id rather deal with the clicking than that but id like to quell both... ha
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I just dont get why before i had the guy put it on,no issue,Now issue. ha i watched him,all he touched* was the chain,If the chainring bolt is loose,easy to tighten?
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Nevermind

Last edited by longbeachgary; 03-16-10 at 09:20 PM. Reason: Its a fixed gear with no place for the rivet to rub
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chian properly lubed?
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Im assuming its properly lubed because its brand new? i dont know though,like i said,im a robert noobie jr. ha
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Yes it sounds like something inherent in the chain itself. Visually inspect all the links for any deformities. Flip the bike and spin the pedals manually and see if you can match up the noise to a certain section of chain, and then give that a good inspection.
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I just dont get why before i had the guy put it on,no issue,Now issue. ha i watched him,all he touched* was the chain,If the chainring bolt is loose,easy to tighten?
You need a 5mm hex (allen) wrench for the bolt and a tool to keep the nut on the back from turning >>> https://www.parktool.com/products/det...=26&item=CNW-2
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Old 03-16-10, 09:27 PM
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Alright thank you, Like i said,new to bikes,dont have any tools but a BS multi tool so if the issue is in the chain,which is must be and i bring it back to the same LBS by morality,should they fix it for free really quick? since they installed it?
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Check the pin where it was shortened and see if it's even or sticking out farther on one side.
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Old 03-16-10, 09:35 PM
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It does seem like it is sticking out a little bit more on the outside of it away from the frame but its tiny
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