Chain METAL snapped.

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  1. shiveralex

    shiveralex New Member

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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):-||
     
  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

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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
     
  3. TheNecromancer13

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    I had it happen once with the stock 415 chain. Switched it to 41 and checked my sprocket alignment and that was the end of that.
     
  4. sboricic123

    sboricic123 Member

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    I've had that happen with the stock chain too. It didn't slap my back though. I switched to #41 chain and keep an extra master and half link with me now.
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    Yup, it happens. Had a stock #41 :confused: chain (or whatever big size the old grubees came with) snap once, whipped around and knocked a big hole in the case.
     
  6. Kioshk

    Kioshk Active Member

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    I knew this was fake when I read this. NONE of us have girlfriends!
     

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