Thread: Chain Issues
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Chain Issues

I was just showing my bike off to a friend. I had to push it backwards. Going backwards takes the chain tensioner out of the mix. My chain came off in less than 3 feet. A closer look showed not very good alignment between the rear sprocket and the front sprocket. And yet there is no problem with the chain coming off when driving forward.

The conclusion I draw from this little exercise is two-fold. Fold one; I need to improve my sprocket alignment which means messing with the engine mount. Fold two; The idler pulley or roller alignment with the rear sprocket is critical to keeping the chain on.

OK, fold three; I have no idea what 'folds' are. Instead of saying 'two-fold', why not say, 'two-things'?
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