Chain problem

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Jake Miller, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Jake Miller

    Jake Miller New Member

    So I just finished my first build a 2 weeks ago. I was very excited that everything was working just fine and great, but then I had a flat in the back tire. So I took it off and put a new tune on it and put it back on. I started riding and I can hear some weird noises and then boom it fell off and broke. I have 700c tires on it and was wondering if they're any stock parts I need to get rid of.
     

  2. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    chain fell off and broke - wheel fell off and broke - tire fell off and broke ??!!??
     
  3. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    Can I get this translated into English please?
     
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  4. David Bogle

    David Bogle Member

    Amen!!! I'm assuming by the title of your post that your chain broke, there's a space around the drive sprocket, that if you have improper slack in the chain it will bunch up, kink and explode a 15 foot trail of links and pieces, is this what possibly happened?
     
  5. Yeah

    Yeah Guest

    Yes, but I didn't have a problem with it before I took it off the wheel to put a new tube in it. After I put the wheel back on that's when I started having problems. I can take a picture of sprocket to make sure it is lined up correctly. Sorry I wrote the post fast because I was in the movie theaters at the time and the movie was about to start lol.
     
  6. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    You didn't tighten the chain properly then probably, I try to get a second hand when putting a single speed wheel back, I pull the wheel back very tight, which keeps the heavy chain tight, and get a second person to tighten the wheel nuts. If alone I have one of the cheap harbor freight clamps, that reverse, and press out. Just pin it between the wheel and Frame
     
  7. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Well-Known Member

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  8. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    seems a dead thread - OP never returned
     
  9. David Bogle

    David Bogle Member

    On eBay there's a part for filling the gap around the sprocket, I make my own out of nylon plastic similar to cutting board material, even if you don't have proper tension your chain won't break again, I haven't lost a chain since putting them in all my bikes, look up (80cc stop chain lockup)
     
  10. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Well-Known Member

    Not a problem, I think most members (and lurkers) can relate to the need for easy way to keep consistent chain tension. :)
     
  11. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Well-Known Member

    Or a bit of epoxy resin might do the job? I might have read that on the forum actually.
     
  12. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    Perfect, going to be a dui expert in no time with that bottle opener.
     
  13. Frankenstein

    Frankenstein Well-Known Member

    Jb weld is actually a good idea there, I think I'll do that in fact next time I have time, I'm getting irritated with the chain rubbing that part since I have a jackshaft
     
  14. FurryOnTheInside

    FurryOnTheInside Well-Known Member

    Switching to 1/8" 410 bmx chain would stop the rubbing as that has a lower profile as well as narrower width. IIRC when I read about the epoxy method it was in reference to the added excess space and even worse risk of *chain bunching upness* that you get with a smaller profile chain. Have to check your drive sprocket thickness will accept a 1/8" chain of course...
     
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