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crank not taking chain

Old 07-11-10, 01:57 PM
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crank not taking chain

Working on a build, need help. installed a Pake crank 46 tooth, the chain does not seem to or want to set.. I have perfect chain alignment, I have a single speed 16 tooth cog in back, the chain is as tight as I can get it, what is wrong? slips constantly..
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Old 07-11-10, 02:01 PM
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not so tight
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Old 07-11-10, 02:11 PM
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It doesnt seem to match up to the teeth, I have it as tight as I can get it, I even used a rubber mallet to try and set the links on the teeth and they just pop off..the teeth catch the top and bottom but will slip, I will take out another link.. this has horizontal drop outs and I have a 1/2 inch left, but it will not slide back any further..
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Old 07-11-10, 02:23 PM
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Chain stretch? Try a new chain. People have said that whenever changing cogs/cranks that you should also change the chain.
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Old 07-11-10, 02:24 PM
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the problem is you have a 1/8th chainring and a 3/32" chain

EDIT: oh, I just looked at the picture. yea get a new chain.

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Old 07-11-10, 02:27 PM
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Is it possible the chainring is made for 1/8" chain (single or 3-speed) and the chain you're using is 3/32" (for derailleur bikes)? In that case the chain won't go down completely into the spaces in the chainring and will ride up (and slip) as a result.

Edit: I see others beat me to it.
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Old 07-11-10, 02:42 PM
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Chain wear has nothing to do with the problem. The OP is using a 3/32 chain on a 1/8 ring.
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Old 07-11-10, 03:17 PM
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Thanks gents, you are spot on! I thought all along all chains were created equal..Man, this build is getting pricey...
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Old 07-11-10, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by operator View Post
Chain wear has nothing to do with the problem. The OP is using a 3/32 chain on a 1/8 ring.
Doesn't matter if the chain's used, that tool measures wear on both sizes.
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Old 07-11-10, 06:49 PM
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totally using mallets to install my chains from now on.
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Old 07-11-10, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Negative Force View Post
totally using mallets to install my chains from now on.
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Originally Posted by Polar Foil View Post
Doesn't matter if the chain's used, that tool measures wear on both sizes.
What part of, 'has nothing to do with chain wear' don't you understand?
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Apparently all of it.
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wait so you're telling me chain wear can stretch a 1/8" into a 3/32"?

but isn't 1/8" bigger??
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Old 07-11-10, 07:50 PM
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Old 07-11-10, 07:54 PM
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wait so you're telling me chain wear can stretch a 1/8" into a 3/32"?
Yeas, chain wear is the main culprit for making chains smaller than they actually were in the first place. Don't ask me how, but that's the way it happens. You should see what happens to tires when they wear out. They get HUGE!
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ive heard that you can prevent chain wear by taking it off and flipping it around every once in a while, so it gets stretched equally in both directions and it cancels out

anyone tried this??
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Installing your drive crank on the left side has been known to work wonders. Just make sure your tire doesn't hit the downtube when you spin the bars. Could be a serious problem.
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Installing your drive crank on the left side has been known to work wonders. Just make sure your tire doesn't hit the downtube when you spin the bars. Could be a serious problem.

too shay
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...looks fine to me.
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