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    my bike eats chains

    my chain keeps breaking!!! it's only like a month old and it's been doing it since day one. what could my problem be?

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    You're still using the same chain? You're gonna have to describe more symptoms to help diagnose your problem...and put a new chain on there first. You might look for bent teeth on your chainrings or cassette cogs for a starter...
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    If it's full suspension, chain growth could be one reason. If you're using Shimano chains, you have to join it with a special pin. Look for irregular drivetrain wear. Your chain could just be too short. Or you're using improper shifting techniques. Lots of possible causes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLURPIMPIN
    my chain keeps breaking!!! it's only like a month old and it's been doing it since day one. what could my problem be?
    Are you experiencing chainsuck? Chains often break during an episode of chainsuck. Have you joined the chain properly (is the chain breaking at the site where you joined the chain?)? Do you shift under load (try not to)?

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    i'm using a sram 9 speed chain. it's on a hardtail. single ring in the front. could it have anything to do with the fact that the chain fell off in the front alot before i got a single speed ring up there? i still have the same chain on but it just has a tendency to come apart in random places. and i don't shift under load

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    oh yeah and i forgot to mention it's 9 speed in the back

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    You still need to provide some more description of what's going on. How many times has it broken? How are you repairing the chain? Did you replace the damaged links or reuse them? Putting the bike in the stand, pedalling backwards, is the chain going smoothly thru the rear derailleur pulleys? Did you check for bent teeth on rings/cogs?
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    i've replaced the links when they break with new ones. the chain doesn't move smoth backwards but i'm pretty sure that's cause my derailleur is really messed up. there are no bent teeth on the cassette or chainring but since my bottom bracket is bent it does have quite a bit of side to side play (as if the chainring is bent)

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    And why/how would your derailleur be really messed up?
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    it's bent

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    Yep, a bent bb and derailleur could be a problem. Better just have some pie.
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    mmmmmmm... good idea i could go for some pie

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    I thought it would be appropriate in this case.
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    so your bb and rear der are bent and you are wondering why your chain keeps breaking??

    im no bike mechanic, but wouldnt you fix those 2 problems first?

    steve

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    yeah well it's kinda hard to fix them when you're flat broke. thanks for being a real jerk about it man

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    You're the jerk for wasting our time...
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    No need for personal attacks guys. He had a problem he didn't understand and now he knows how to fix it. That's what we come here for right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikinfoolferlife
    You're the jerk for wasting our time...
    i wasn't talking to you, you were very helpful and i appreciate it. i was talking to the other guy

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    By the way PLURPIMPIN I might have a BB that you can have. I'll have to look around.
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    wow you would be my hero

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    i wasnt being a jerk, *******. i was just stating the bleeding obvious.

    sorry if i offended you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PLURPIMPIN
    i wasn't talking to you, you were very helpful and i appreciate it. i was talking to the other guy
    But I was talking to you...next time try putting all the information in the first post; this isn't a bleeding chat room.
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    lol, bleeding?? i only used that word cause i just watched a english made show on tv!

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    Yeah even my roommate who grew up in the UK and still slings the slang doesn't use that one much...and how the heck does one pimp peace, unity, love & respect?
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