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Offline stevefromtexas

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Keychain help
« on: November 06, 2014, 10:55:04 AM »
So just got the keychain got it on when I tightened my wheel it makes a cracking noise has this happened to anyone that has this chain or I put it on wrong please help.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2014, 11:10:55 AM »
I feel like this can sometimes happen when installing new chains on old drivers/sprockets. There is usually a bedding-in period.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2014, 11:11:26 AM »
I have one with an Antigram and it is the loudest thing this side of a Spinal Tap concert.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2014, 11:35:11 AM »
Is the chain long enough and are the sprocket and driver new or old?

Mine's on an antigram and Sunday sabre tooth (so both square bits) and it's super sweet.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2014, 12:39:10 PM »
Ye I got a tree og and profile elite had the speoket for a year I hope I can run this chain

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2014, 12:54:39 PM »
Best to try and change your whole drivetrain together if you can. I'm holding out for my driver to shit the bed before I fit one.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2014, 06:01:54 PM »
As mentioned already, drivetrains wear together, if it is well worn, then replacing any one part can cause problems. This has always been true of all bikes, but it is particularly bad with half link chains because they really do stretch as well as wear (normal "chain stretch" is actually wear, but half link chain stretch can be both). Any good bike shop should have a chain "stretch" measuring tool for you to check your old/current chain.

Typically any half link chain will come up as needing replacement if you check it with this tool after just a few weeks of riding, that's how bad it is.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2014, 08:26:19 PM »
So, you're saying... User error?

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2014, 08:45:41 PM »
I just got the chain yesterday so haven't rode it yet just rode it out front of my house for a min or to and makes this crazy noise. When I got my shadow chain in May did not make any noise and the speoket and driver where older just don't understand why it is doing that.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2014, 09:07:15 PM »
I heard another dude just had some issues with his actually JRA-ing.  His broke at the half link.  And it isn't his first rodeo working on bikes. 

Sucks your having problems.  Hopefully you can figure out how to get it sorted. 
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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2014, 09:45:06 PM »
Mine wouldn't even fit right on a Ratchet 10t driver. I had to narrow down the teeth a bit on the driver for the chain to fit properly.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2014, 10:12:00 PM »
Yea it sucks I'm 31 years old I've used the kmc 510 for years then I tried the half link thing broke every chain then I get the keychain and more problems sucks. I sent odyssey a email just waiting to see what they say.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2014, 10:41:45 PM »
Ride it a day or two and see if it goes away. My chains are always super loud the first day then quiet down shortly after.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2014, 11:26:30 PM »
mate, you've just been told by a few people that drivetrains wear and replacing just one part can be a bad idea, yet you email odyssey anyway.

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Re: Keychain help
« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2014, 11:31:41 PM »
I have used old spokes and drivers befor and put a new chain on them and it was fine same thing I did here but this chain is making a crazy noise never had this happen befor I know what your saying I get that

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Re: Keychain help
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