Re: How To File Down Burs On Large Ring?
- From: "small change" <pennys@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 09:38:26 -0700
<mahadragon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
One thing he (the tatooed mexican guy) told me that was veryinteresting though was how I should pay more attention to how I ride.
He showed me how when I was using the granny ring with the rear
sprocket in 8th gear the chain was at a very disfavorable angle. He
said that if I wanted to shift from the granny ring to the middle ring
the rear shifter should be closer to 4th or 5th gear so that the chain
could maintain a straighter angle and not be so close to the
He's got a point. Cross-chaining is very hard on your drive train, as is
shifting under load. I my self has mucho problems with chain suck because I
would shift under load - it took nearly getting stranded with severe chain
suck ( heh, remember that, Gab?) before I got it through my thick head to
let off the pressure on the drive trail before shifting in the front.
Regardless - you should NOT be having these problems with a new bike.
It may take a lot more than a new chain.
I did speak to the manager at Mike's Bikes and explained to him that I
was not a happy camper as the chain suck issue was not my fault,
although the ignorance in shifting was sort of my fault. He told me he
would replace the chain if I had anymore chain suck issues and told me
not to worry about it.
You can do some research on chain suck with your brand of bike, and present
it to them - ask them to replace the cranks etc. You should not have to pay
for any of this.
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