Chain wont line up

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Rockjaw, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    Im having trouble with this Fixie Thruster..the chain just wont line up ..the chainstay is not totally round so the tensioner is having trouble staying tight in the position i need it.

    Any ideas how to line it up?
     

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  2. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    looks like you should be able to ditch the tensioner

    no offense but you're having a new problem every day. get some more experience before you sell anything to anyone again
     
  3. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    yes not selling this bike..maybe i need to shorten the chain and ditch the tensioner huh
     
  4. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    turn the tensioner so the long part is inside (reverse roller to do this) - for skinny stays, I cut an inch or so of old handlebar & split it into 2 "c" sections to pack under the tensioner - if heavy tightening is needed, replace the 2 4.8 bolts with 2 10.9 bolts & nuts
     
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  5. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Thank god you are not selling this bike. We don't want to rehash the last attempt when you sold a bike.
     
  6. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    I am glad someone said it !!!
     
  7. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    no..the chain link was on correct..the sprocket was a maniac sprocket ..was nothing i did wrong. I have been reading online and busting chains is pretty common. Most people upgrade the chain. These bikes are nightmares
     
  8. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Yes they are, and you are still quite happy to sell them to someone else.
     
  9. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    fabian the next bike i sell is going to be to you
     
  10. crassius

    crassius Well-Known Member

    not so oh masterlinkbreath!

    been fixing hundreds of bikes for years now & in all that time, the only chain that broke was one on a bike that had a bent tooth on the drive sprocket that I didn't see at first - every other bike has never broken or thrown a chain
     
  11. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    if you're throwing chains with a manic mechanic sprocket it's probably not installed right. either you had a bolt back out meaning you didn't use loctite or you never bothered to align it in the first place
     
  12. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Whilst i welcome your good will, i don't need your levels of mechanical unreliability, which is a well proven fact.
    That said, (even if you donated one of your bikes) I wouldn't have enough time to fix all of the errors associated with your mechanical setup (which are many), considering that i spend far too much time working on my own bike to ensure that it gives first class reliability, which it does, and i have the photos to prove it.
     
  13. 66ccCruiser

    66ccCruiser New Member

    I think the guy is looking for support dude...damn your terrible on this forum...go away!!! your attitude sucks you must kiss some serious moderator tail...to get away with the tone towards people...be cool dude...I'm tired of seeing your comments...I'm sure others agree and haven't said anything yet..
     
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  14. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    That's a bit like asking people to give Firestone tyres a break when their tyres were suffering catastrophic failures; in some instances killing people.

    Bad assembly/worksmansip is not something to be condoned, especially when selling a product to the public.
    I would suggest that you should reappraise your own attitude, before making comment about mine.

    Your logic is as useful as rubber lips on a woodpecker.
     
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  15. butre

    butre Well-Known Member

    As much as I'd like to help the guy he's gotten himself pretty deep by this point.
     
  16. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    And let me guess, this comment is coming from someone who has been on this forum for 15 minutes?
    You always have the option of becoming a missing person if the truth is too much to bear.
     
  17. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    + 1
     
  18. V 35

    V 35 Member

    You could have bogus chain. One test, put chain on flat surface, square it up with a straightedge, look at profile, a good chain will form a straight line. A bogus chain won't stay straight . Better than kit chain is a very good idea.
     
  19. 66ccCruiser

    66ccCruiser New Member

    May the truth be known, I've been reading on this forum for years. I'm sure your proud of your senior status on this forum, good for you.
     
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  20. Rockjaw

    Rockjaw Member

    Yes ! I'm the lousy builder on this forum..because I sold a lady a bike with a maniac sprocket that was torqued down with alen key and plyers and it got loose after 30 miles.
    Lets not blame Maniac for their product.
    Bring out the nails and cross and lets have me crucified.
     
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