Uneven Chain Slack

Mark Reckinger marque at copper.net
Mon Aug 6 13:01:24 PDT 2012

I've inadvertanly caused this by running a chain too tight. Flew to Pittsburg and rode back to Minneapolis without checking chain slack on a purchased, low mile bike. Checked it when I got home and it was guitar string tight. The chains been unevenly stretched since.

I always (normally) adjust my chains with the bike off the centerstand, with me aboard. You need long arms though.

Mark R


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I agree with Don? -it's the chain - you probably have a tight link that doesn't want to pivot as it goes over the countershaft. 
If you put it in gear and start it on the center stand you will sometimes see the chain whipping up and down as it goes tight and slack.
Pete S

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