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Sounds to me like classic symptoms of a dirty drivetrain. If your chain is getting slack on top when you stop pedalling or backpedal, then the problem is in your freehub (or freewheel, whichever you have), a dirty freehub will cause all the problems you've listed, even on a brand new bike. When dirt and grit mixed with excess chain oil get gummed up in the ...


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It is also possible that some combination of the chainring, hub, freewheel, is out of tolerance. None of these parts is every perfectly radially symmetrical (ie. they spin in a perfect circle). Manufacturers have acceptable tolerances for being asymmetrical, and the better the quality the tighter the tolerances. If, say, your chainring was out of tolerance ...


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"The chain also jumps a lot (feels like it shifts gears without me doing anything, then stays on the same gear anyway)." Based on this I'm going to suggest that the cassette is worn (the rear gear cogs). If the chain was very worn it will have worn the teeth of the cogs to the same fit, now with a new chain they no longer align properly. Depending on the ...


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As you have a master link, removing the chain should be easy. My guess - you threaded the chain in the wrong way through the rear derailleur. There are a couple of metal extrusions between the rollers, intended to keep the chain from jumping. With the chain still attached, look at the part of the RD I have tried to mark with "1" and check if the chain is ...



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