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chain skipping when i accelerate out of the saddle(8 posts)

chain skipping when i accelerate out of the saddlemlbd
Sep 4, 2001 9:11 AM
when i accelerate out of the saddle from a stop or near stop, my chain often skips and makes that wonderful pop and ping sound. the bike is steel and is about 1 month old. i've made some minor deraillur adjustments to account for cable stretching, but it hasn't helped. the rear triangle couldn't flex enough to do that could it? i'm pushing pretty hard when this happens, but i'm only 165 pounds. should i not accelerate so hard?

How old is the chain & cassettePaulCL
Sep 4, 2001 9:22 AM
The bike (frame?) is new, but if the chain and/or the cassette is older, they may be worn out. It sounds like chain skip to me. Ifso, time to replace the chain and maybe your cassette.
Was this purchased locally?MrCelloBoy
Sep 4, 2001 9:25 AM
If so, most new bikes come with a 6 month tune-up. I'd take it to your LBS for some TLC. It could be simple stretch or a worn chain, bent cog tooth, etc.
re: chain skipping when i accelerate -->more infomlbd
Sep 4, 2001 9:29 AM
the whole bike is new, including the components. it's full ultegra and they only have about 300 miles. i get a 30 day check up from my shop so i guess i should just take it in. but i wanted to know if it could possibly be frame flex? is that possible?

Highly unlikelyMel Erickson
Sep 4, 2001 10:49 AM
The frame would have to be broken to allow enough flex to make the chain skip. Have your LBS diagnose and fix. Probably just an adjustment or a problem with the chain (tight link, bad plate, etc.)
It could be the chain line. Try thisDave Hickey
Sep 4, 2001 11:22 AM
If you are at a stop or near stop, are you downshifting before your stop? Look at your gears before the next stop. If your in the largest chainring and the largest cog, Try downshifting to the small chain ring and a smaller cog. If you don't get the skip, it might be your rear derailleur hanger is out of alignment.
re: chain skipping .......coonass
Sep 4, 2001 5:07 PM
Sounds like a stretched chain...however, (IMHO)if it's one-month old, I'd suspect that you may have 'one-link-too-many'...
its sounds like the freehub body is badtcr01
Sep 5, 2001 9:49 AM
It is not the chain but the freehub body. take it to the shop for service