How can I stop my chain coming off? Single speed malarky

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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    the chain has stretched/worn slightly or the hub has moved int he dropout.

    retension and it’ll be fine.

    qwerty
    Member

    How is it currently tensioned ❓

    IA
    Member

    the chain has stretched/worn slightly or the hub has moved int he dropout.

    This, or the chainline’s off.

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Have you got a tensioner on there ?

    No tensioner. Just a BMX setup.

    How do I re-tension?

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    derek_starship – Member
    No tensioner. Just a BMX setup.

    How do I re-tension?

    Just slacken the axle nuts, pull the wheel back and nip the nuts up again surely?

    Aaaargh!

    For some reason, the chain has started to part company with the rear sprocket. I know it’s speed related – centrifugal force is causing it to lift off, bang the hub spacer and come off. Six times last night on an 8 mile commute. It’s been fine since the conversion to SS (about 3 weeks) so what’s gone wrong and how can I stop it?

    Merci!

    Premier Icon xherbivorex
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    yeah, what andy R said. i need to do this every few weeks on my SS roadrat and it’s all good.

    MrSparkle
    Member

    Glad to hear that you have seen the light!

    Just slacken the axle nuts, pull the wheel back and nip the nuts up again surely?

    Vertical dropouts!

    robarnold
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    Buy a singulator

    Link here

    Premier Icon Andy R
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    derek_starship – Member

    Vertical dropouts!

    So not “Just a BMX setup” then 🙄

    IA
    Member

    Vertical dropouts!

    Buy a tensioner.

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