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  1. #1
    electric T
    Join Date
    Mar 2005

    My 05' Stinky chain slap is driving.....

    Me crazy. I just got the bike, so the chain probably needs to be tightened, or removed a link, but still, the chain slap is out of control. Any suggestions? Otherwise, "THE BIKE IS SICK!" Later, Justin Tee

  2. #2
    Ninja Please
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Lizard Skins or an old tube zip tied on.

  3. #3
    Nouveau Retrogrouch SuperModerator
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    Or an old tire-
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    The trouble with common sense is it is no longer common

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by jamie
    Lizard Skins or an old tube zip tied on.
    No need to use ugly zipties !
    I opened up the rear triangle and put an old tube over the chainstay , folded so it doubled up.
    It a 5min job to remove pivot bolts and hanger (and rearwheel offcourse) put the tube on and put it back together , looks loads cleaner than zipties.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    A Chain guide will shut the noise up considerably,a DRS if you run a front derail,SRS if single chainring,this provides a pivot point for the chain right below the closest spot in the swingarm,without a guide the chain pivots up at the chainring and comes up and slaps the swingarm.Try simulating the roller of a chainguide with your finger and you'll see what I mean.
    Also switch to s r a m derailluer in the rear,they control the chainslap better because the body will only rotate up so far then it hits a internal stop.
    Last edited by DMay; 04-11-2005 at 06:15 PM.

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