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Old 09-22-2011, 08:28 AM
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Default Re: Shift Kit, Bike derailleur problem? (Feel like axle dying) HELP

I had a similar problem in which the drive skipped in the lower gears. Turned out the the inner drive sprocket on the pedal crank was overunning the chain as it was close to the same size as the lowest gear on the freewheel. The simple solution in my case was to shorten the final drive chain til the derail was pulled foward at about 45 degrees providing more tension, that solved the problem. This is probably a good thing to do anyway when building a shifter bike.
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