Chain issues

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by fattirefreak, 11 Apr 2010.

  1. fattirefreak

    fattirefreak New Member

    the Highlands
    I've ridden for years and I've never had this happen, but my chain doubled over and got caught in the front derailour. I had just started shifting down from the high front gear when it happend. The ride is basically new, so what if anything do I need to do to prevent this from happening again?:biggrin:
  2. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Chandler's Ford
    check the chain is the right length?
    no stiff links?
    google "chain suck"
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    What he said, ensure it's well lubed
  4. gwhite

    gwhite Über Member

    Auchtermuchty Fife
    I've seen this happen and the cause was the jockey pulley on the RD being too close to the large sprocket. As the pulley momentarily touched the sprocket the chain doubled at the
    FD cage and jammed. Adjusting the "B" screw and moving the pulley away from the sprockets cured the problem.
  5. OP

    fattirefreak New Member

    the Highlands
    Thanx for the feedback.
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