Chain twist

Discussion in 'Recumbents, Trikes and HPVs' started by spennie, 9 Jan 2018.

  1. spennie

    spennie Senior Member

    I've just replaced my chain on my Ice sprint and found i have a twist in the chain,along the bottom, top part runs straight but bottom halve twists in the bottom tubes.I undone a link, thought i had straightened it, put a new power link in, but i have still got a twist. Can anyone advice me on how to solve this problem. Many Thanks.
  2. voyager

    voyager E- tadpole Triker

    The chain should not have a twist in it naturally.
    Either you have put one in it or it has an unnatural twist .
    Either remove the chain and lay it out straight to check it is " straight and true " before refitting it carefully.

    Or with the help of another body check the entire length that it is not twisted before fitting the joining link.

    regards Emma
  3. Tigerbiten

    Tigerbiten Veteran

    Is the chain twisted in the tube ??
    Or is the tube causing the chain to look twisted ??
    If the chains slightly offline feeding in and out of the tube then the bend at the bottom will cause it to sit off center.
    Tie a bit a cotton thread around the outside of a link at the bottom end of the chaintube.
    Now backpedal until the cotton's through the tube.
    If the chain is twisted then the cotton will be on the inside.
    If the chains just off center then it will still be on the outside.
    That's what I've done in the past as I fitted a new chain.

    Luck ........ ^_^
    Bad Machine likes this.
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