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Drivetrain Slippage(4 posts)

Drivetrain Slippagejtferraro
Nov 28, 2003 2:36 PM
I've been noticing this problem lately. While trying to slow the bike down considerably, without using my front brake (I try to only use it as an E-brake), something just "slips", and it isn't the tire. There is almost no friction when it happens! I've checked my cranks about a week ago and tightened them up a tad and I've also checked my chainring bolts, and today, tightened up my chainline. Any clues?

Could be that your lock ring isn't tight...TFerguson
Nov 28, 2003 6:24 PM
You should be able to see a gap between the cog and the hub body or the cog and the lock ring. If so, pedal forward real hard to screw on the cog all the way, stop the bike with NO back pressure, really tighten down the lock ring.
re: Drivetrain Slippagemr_e
Nov 30, 2003 7:36 PM
Just a question, but how new are you to skidding? I know that when I hit my first few really good ones, it felt really wierd. Alsmost like the drivetrain just came free, and with very little downward pressure on the rear wheel, almost like it wasn't skidding at all. Just one idea... but yes, check your lock ring and hub threads just in case.
Yup, a loose lockring was the culprit! Thanks. (nm)jtferraro
Dec 11, 2003 9:01 PM