I changed the chain of my singlespeed. I though it was going to be something really simple and quick, but I was completely wrong...
I keep getting a lot of noise while I'm pedaling (unless I go really slow/downhill)
What I've done:
- Remove the old chain (It had around 1500-2000km).
- Measure the number of links and cut the new change to the same number.
- Close the chain.
- Adjust tension so it can be moved around 3-4cm in vertical direction.
- Center the wheel.
The same in photos:
I ordered a singlespeed chain and I think it is the same as what I had, at least I don't see any difference. The silver chain is the new one:
If I added tension the pedals would not move freely backwards, if I remove tension it feels too loose.
I tried first without lubing, and then when I heard so much noise I added some oil but didn't make much of a difference.
What am I missing? The noise is the all the time when I pedal in in the whole range of motion.
Added photos of the cog and chainring: