chain snapped and whipped my neck

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by elwood, May 27, 2007.

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  1. elwood

    elwood Guest

    was doing some speed when all of a sudden the chain came of, i slowed dow bu it was too late it got snarled up in the wheel, an snapped the remainder of the chain spun round and whipped me in my neck, the rear sprocket joint got ripped and the spokes bent. the frot sprocket has a broken tooth, and the wheels got a flat edge from sliding about 30 metres,
    chain was on as tight as i could get it, i dont know why it suddenly came off!!

  2. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    only a guess, but maybe that's why...i surely hope you didn't get hurt.
  3. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    no hope for drain bamage?
  4. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Are you kidding with us elwood? I sure hope so.

    A chain is to be run loose rather than tight in most any application.
    Only chain driven overhead cams run the chain snug. That is a precision application, bathed in oil.
  5. BikeHacker

    BikeHacker Guest

    Holy crap dude.... Spin only ever adjust your chain when the sprocket is at its high point .... You turned your drive train into a very powerful comeallong