my chain keeps hitting my wheel...

anrothar

entirely thrilled
if it hits your tire when you are in the absolute easiest gear(1 and 1), a couple of problems might be occuring. the most likely cause is a bent wheel, or a wheel that is not all the way in the dropout. if you are a large rider on a stock wheel, it could also be flexing, but that's not likely the case. you could have too wide of a tire for your chainline. your chainline could be off. you front derailluer could be bent or shifted.

i would be willing to bet it's a bent wheel though.
 

warcricket

Like a Jerk
yea it happens when I'm in 1 and 1. thanks for the help. i'll just bring it to bike n' gear or something and get it fixed up.
 

jdog

Shop: Halter's Cycles
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Your rear wheel is either bent or out of dish.

If it is out of dish it won't wobble but it will be too far to the drive side.

i have seen this on new bikes out of the box.

j
 
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