Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the February Giveaway for a Reflective Backpack & Spine Protector from RiderBag


Pedal slip
#1
I am having problems with my bike where when I gradually pedal to some distance, the pedal at some point slips for a moment causing my leg to fly off the pedal. In other words, when I keep pedaling and when I apply a downward force (on the right) to the pedal, it slips down so easily and then manages to catch on to regular pedaling. I don't know where the problem is and I am hoping someone in this forum can tell me that. Thanks

  Reply
#2
Hi mahadevan,
From your initial description I’d suspect the right-hand-side crank attachment. Sounds like the BB spindles (whichever version you have) may be becoming worn. You might want to remove the crank to investigate (if you have the tools)…
However, having said that, forward slipping may be due to all sorts of drive chain issues…

  Reply
#3
Hi,
Thanks for your feedback. I took a closer look of my bike chain and I noticed that one link in the chain is not rotating or wrapping around the gear. This link is showing some minimal rust and what should should i do to fix this link?

  Reply
#4
try lubing the stiff link. Then take that link and flex it a little side to side (90 degrees from the direction it is supposed to bend). That may free it up. If not, probably worth getting a new chain.
I would have guessed from your description that your chain and/or cassette were worn out. But it could just be the stiff link.

  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
4,110
11-29-2013, 12:33 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
7,322
10-27-2009, 03:20 PM
Last Post: cyclerUK
 
8,328
08-22-2009, 05:11 PM
Last Post: thequeenscheese

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
What kind of frame do I have here?
Today 03:01 AM
How to stay safe while biking?
Yesterday 03:55 PM
Restoration of a 1980 Falcon Road Bike
Yesterday 01:39 PM
New bike
Yesterday 12:52 PM
Mountain Bike Purchase Advice
02-24-2021 06:33 PM
Pedals: Clip vs. Clipless
02-24-2021 05:33 PM
Just bought a 2021 TREK MARLIN 6 MTB
02-24-2021 05:28 PM
Favorite MTB brand?
02-24-2021 05:25 PM
Chain for specialized rockhopper
02-23-2021 03:12 PM
1983 Trek 720
02-21-2021 08:04 PM

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Criminal
11 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
9 posts
no avatar 3. ILv2MTB
5 posts
no avatar 4. JoJoJo
4 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
4 posts