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Problem with chain `skipping` (but not trying to shift)

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Asked by: Stephanie Hayes

Why does my chain keep skipping?

Gear indexing issues



One of the most common reasons for a skipping chain is simply a drivetrain that needs a simple indexing adjustment. This is so common that even many brand new bikes can exhibit these symptoms. The good news is that this is probably the simplest to diagnose and fix of all potential issues.

Why does my chain skip when I pedal hard?

The chain could be slipping due to natural weakening of the chain. Over time, the chain will stretch out and a loose chain means more slipping when pedaling hard. The chain could also be slipping if your cogs are word down. The cogs/crank also wear over time and can leave the chain with not much to “grab” on to.

How do I stop my chain from jumping?


Quote from video: Alternatively what it could well be is that the cables which changing your gears for you have actually just become a little bit stretch. So you are likely to just need to add a little bit of tension.

Can a loose chain cause skipping?

Most of the time, skipping or slipping bike chain can be caused by a very stretched chain or worn cogs teeth, after a long riding and hard use, the chain will get stretched, and start causing damage for both cassette and chainrings teeth, at a certain point the chain will lose its good mechanical contact causing the

How do you stop a ghost from shifting?

Quote from video: Make sure your derailleur is vertically in line with the cassette pulley wheels and parallel to the wheel. And bike frame. If this is not the case and this is out of alignment.

Why does my chain slip when I change gear?

Most of the time, the slipping of a new bike chain is caused by loose cables. The new shifting cables stretch a lot during the first few rides. The cables stretch way too far with time, and that’s when the problem arises, and your chain starts to slip between gears.

Why is my derailleur jumping?

Without enough cable tension to properly regulate your derailleur (the part of your bike that shifts the chain from one sprocket to the next), your chain will begin to skip. The most typical recommendation for fixing a skipping chain is to add tension to the rear derailleur.

How do I know if my chainring is worn out?

Quote from video: Start to become hooked. Like little shark's teeth. And that is a surefire sign that you need to replace the chain rings.

How do I know if my derailleur is bent?

Quote from video: When we're trying to shift. Down becomes quite erratic or vice-versa. The key is to look at the rear derailleur we can see it's bent slightly inward.

What is a ghost shift?

Ghost Shift gives the ability to view the shifts of an employee working at multiple locations in one filtered location view.

What does ghost shift mean?

Also known as the “midnight shift” or “third shift”, contractors hired by the brands will essentially make more products than they’re supposed to even after “official production” has finished, running the production machine off the books by having factory workers come back for an extra undocumented out of hours shift.

What is Ghost shifting on a bike?

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Why is my bike chain popping?

If it is popping OFF, theres a multitude of things that could be causing it, but the most common is a bent cog spike (the little teeth on the gear.) The latter can be a LITTLE expensive, but much cheaper than buying a new bike. Either way, one should always practice proper chain maintenance.

Why does my bike chain keep clicking?

A clicking noise often comes from your chain wanting to jump up or down a gear on the rear cassette. This can typically be fixed by adjusting the tension of the cable that runs from your shifter to your rear derailleur.

How do I stop my bike chain from popping?

Quote from video: But you just tighten up the bolts. While you pull on the back wheel and force it backwards. That's that side.

How do I stop my rear derailleur from skipping?

Quote from video: If your derailleur skips clicks or won't shift into some gears chances are that the hanger is bent or misaligned or your cable needs to be properly tensioned. Here's how to diagnose it look from the

Why does my chain slip under pressure?

Other problems associated with a worn drive train are bushings coming out of the chain, bent cog or chain ring teeth, and individual teeth breaking off of cogs or chain rings. All of these problems can cause a chain to skip while under pressure.

How do I adjust my skipping gears?

Quote from video: So try one click first as you're just pedaling along it should hop up one gear if it's not apply some tension which means counter-clockwise adjustments on that barrel adjuster until it jumps.