Chain METAL snapped.

shiveralex

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Apr 11, 2017
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So i've had my bike with the stock chain running for probably 11 months. Its been through summers and winters. Today i was riding and all of the sudden a huge WHOP and a smack on my back. The chain flew up, slapped my back, and flopped around. i quickly turned around back to my house (instead of continuing to my girlfriends...) and inspected the chain. I originally thought the master was loose or something but upon further inspection, i saw that a random link had literally snapped. not the pin, the connecting flat metal piece just tore off.
Is this normal? i have a 49cc china girl on a 26 inch bike, the chain was not too tight, it had about half an inch of play on the top (the long stretch):-||
 

crassius

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Sep 30, 2012
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seen that a lot - most likely chain flats climbed up on point of teeth, then twisted while trying to pop down