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Old 03-05-12, 02:16 PM
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Chain dropping when i cross chain...

When i accidentally cross chain my chain can drop .I know we should not cross chain, but sometimes for whatever stupid reason, i do now and then....should my chain be dropping too when i make this mistake?Should something be adjusted at my lbs?Also ,how many miles on a bike till i have my first tune up?thanks
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Think of it as a training aid, to help you be a little more empathetic to your chain.
And the number of miles doesn't affect the needed frequency of tune-ups, but your own maintenance habits (and frequency of cross-chaining) very much do.

Just because we're all still alive after August 29, 1997, that still doesn't mean the machines won't rise up and exact revenge for our years of abuse & neglect.

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Originally Posted by zenout
...should my chain be dropping too when i make this mistake? Should something be adjusted at my lbs? Also ,how many miles on a bike till i have my first tune up?thanks
dropping? no
LBS adjustment? yes
new bike? normal recommendation is 500 miles

The worst thing that should happen when cross chaining is an annoying sound of the chain rubbing on the cage of the front derailleur.
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I'd say get it looked at, but you'll probably have to pay to have it fixed. Or spend $10-15 on a deda dog fang to catch the chain so it stays on.
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Well, I guess that's one way to ride like Andy Schleck!

Seriously, yes, the Dog Fang (or similar devices) do work and will solve your problem.

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