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Thermodynamics 101

Hot metal expands.

Took a 3 day trip to the east side of the state where temps were 90+. About noon time time each day, I started hearing some grinding coming from below when starting in 1st gear. Could not for the life of me figure out where it was coming from. My buddy could hear it as well and decided to monitor my chain as we moved along at slow speed.

He told me the chain was jumping around all over. Too much slack. That's strange, I know it wasn't doing that when we left for the day ride that morning. Has anyone else experienced this? The tension is correct as I measured before we left. Could that be an indication that a new chain is needed?

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How many miles have you done on that chain?
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How many miles have you done on that chain?
Have put on about 5000 since I bought it new.

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Check chain tension with rear suspension fully extended. Also rotate rear wheel to check chain tension at its tightest position. Chain may be unevenly and excessively worn/'stretched'.

Thermodynamics is a physical science that studies the effects on material bodies, and on radiation in regions of space, of transfer of heat and of work done on or by the bodies or radiation. It interrelates macroscopic variables, such as temperature, volume and pressure, which describe physical properties of material bodies and radiation, which in this science are called thermodynamic systems.
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Make sure the jam nut on the adjusted is tightened down.

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