Uneven Chain Slack

John Soliday johnsoliday at msn.com
Mon Aug 6 19:24:31 PDT 2012

A loose chain is a happy chain ;-)

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From: gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com [mailto:gpzlist-bounces at micapeak.com] On
Behalf Of Mark Reckinger
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 2:01 PM
To: John Soliday
Subject: Uneven Chain Slack

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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