After I have worn out the cogs and chain to the point where my chain tensioner couldn't keep up anymore, I have replaced my drive train pieces, the axle and spacer are still the same.

So I went from:


I switched from 15T to 14T, there is the usual winter surface grime on it (and cleaned up twice already) and switched the chain/sprocket combination because the Gusset conversion kit seemed a bit too wide for being on spec.

That said, ever since I changed parts my chain keeps slipping off the rear cog and already brought me twice into dangerous situations. I've looked around and tried to eliminate the causes, the chain is straight, the spacers on the conversion kit are just like they always have been, the pieces should individually fit. The new chain is a around half the weight of the SRAM chain.


  • 1st Bolting, 2nd Tensioner, 3rd spacers, dashing is the freehub (approx): https://i.miomoto.de/5Kbwndv.jpg

  • Order of elements: https://i.miomoto.de/BXP4c8A.jpg

  • Closeup: pic

  • level clamped to chainring to ensure the chain is straight: pic
  • axle picture when I initially bought the bike with the original parts: pic
  • picture with chain installed: pic
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    Frozen link in the chain? – Daniel R Hicks Mar 24 at 22:28
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    Is the chain tensioner in good condition? – Robert Lee Mar 24 at 22:34
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    Did you remove links from the new chain to match the number of links of the old one? – Robert Lee Mar 24 at 22:39
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    A "frozen link" is a situation where two adjacent links do not swivel freely. – Daniel R Hicks Mar 24 at 22:40
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    Does the chain actually slip off? Is it possible that the freehub mechanism is failing under force, causing a sensation that feels like the chain skipping? Usually the chain actually coming off the cog with this kind of setup is physically impossible, especially with the kind of freehub spacers you have. – Nathan Knutson Mar 25 at 1:47

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