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Old 18-Apr-2006, 11:04 PM
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Chain - Tight spot

Hello

Very happy ST4s owner here

Can anyone explain why I always seem to get a tight spot on chain driven bikes. What causes it?

I am very careful adjusting and lubricating the chain and I am a careful rider (ie I don't pop wheelies or generally give the bike real stick)

I knew I had a tight spot last Autumn and It was commented on at the MOT a couple of weeks back. I presume it is still OK to ride (making sure I adjust correct tension at the tightest spot) short term but probably means new chain and spockets before I head down to Bordeaux for the wine festival this summer.

The bike has done 13,000 miles so chain etc probably about due for renewal but I don't want to put on a new chain set and get another tight spot straight away.

Is this just a normal sign of aging on a chain? as seem to get them on most chains I have fitted over the years.
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Old 19-Apr-2006, 12:05 AM
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The tight spot is actually the region of chain that has stretched or worn the least. You need to replace a chain when it has stretched beyond allowable limits.
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Old 19-Apr-2006, 06:09 PM
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Mood: st2......we can rebuild
never had a chain that dont get one sooner or later
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Old 19-Apr-2006, 11:15 PM
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Thanks Shazam and Glyn

I will measure my chain at the weekend.

Anyone doing good deals on chain sets at the moment?

Regards

Daryl
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