Chain suck?

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Chain suck?

Postby on-yer-bike » Thu Dec 19, 2013 17:03 pm

Can chain suck be caused by a new chain being to sticky with grease, especially when wet? Big ring to small ring and whoops! there's another chunk out of the front mech cage and potentially the chainstay.

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Re: Chain suck?

Postby sungod » Thu Dec 19, 2013 17:10 pm


if it's happening with a new chain then it may be that the chainring is worn - after a few years i started getting chainsuck more and more frequently, new chainring fixed it

otherwise check alignment is correct, no damaged/distorted bits etc.
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Re: Chain suck?

Postby andyk19 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 22:17 pm

I have found it can be bad in very wet weather as your chain can be washed clean of all lubricant, so it sticks to the teeth a bit more. It was happening to me on a very wet ride today (new chainset coupled with a chain which still passes a chain-wear device)

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