What causes chain suck?

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thecaptn
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What causes chain suck?

Postby thecaptn » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi All,
can anyone please tell me what causes chain suck?
Thanks,
Pete

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Re: What causes chain suck?

Postby il padrone » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:39 pm

http://fagan.co.za/Bikes/Csuck/

One solution is to file your teeth to remove the hooked profile.

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Otherwise - new chain and new chainring.
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Re: What causes chain suck?

Postby thecaptn » Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:54 pm

Great article! Thanks il pardrone, I think the chain needs a lube. It's only the second chain on a new bike and I changed chains as soon as the first .75 of wear appeared. I've been enjoying the honeymoon period while the factory lube still worked and I think the parties over. Only got about 500km out of it :roll:

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Re: What causes chain suck?

Postby ctguru » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:56 am

if you are getting chain suck its definately the chainrings

I've put a new chain on and still got suck

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