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Old 03-29-2011, 10:53 PM   #1
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What is up with my chain?

This is a new one to me. Finished coming home from work yesterday and looked over my bike and noticed that my chain was tight as . Adjusted it over the weekend and it had the right amount of slack but now it is way too tight. Then I go out tonight to adjust it and it is back to normal. WTF. I checked the adjusters when the chain was too tight to see if the wheel had slipped back and it hadn't. Any thoughts? Maybe I had a bad link and when I moved it into the garage it straightened out? I oil the chain religiously and it only has 1,000 miles on it?
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:57 PM   #3
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Is it the same tension through out the whole chain?
The chain may ne stretched unevenly and you may have loose and tight spots. Check it at several points while turning the wheel.
Another possibility is bad rear wheel bearings or cush drive, but I'd almost bet it's an unevenly worn chain.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:03 PM   #4
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No I checked the slack with the bike on the ground. I am thinking that maybe there was a tight link that was sort of crooked. My rear sprocket looks chewed up for such little mileage. I have been doing a lot of dirt riding with it and had done so earlier in the day on my lunch break maybe something was in between the sprocket and chain that made it tight. IDK. Seems like a fluke to me.
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Old 03-29-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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Is it the same tension through out the whole chain?
The chain may ne stretched unevenly and you may have loose and tight spots. Check it at several points while turning the wheel.
Another possibility is bad rear wheel bearings or cush drive, but I'd almost bet it's an unevenly worn chain.
Bearings good and I has no cush drive. I have heard stories about the stock chain on these not being to great. Maybe your right about the chain. Oh well, gives me an excuse to buy a sessy gold chain.
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sounds like its time for a new chain and sprockets, he said the rear sprocket was chewed up
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