No, nothing like that. I rode it yesterday and it rides fine and the chains stay on. The freewheel, I think, spins okay until I pull back on the axle, tightening the drive chain, too much and then the wheel won't spin (the brake line is off also). At that point the pedal chain is still too loose it seems. It stays on but skips when I engage the clutch to start, and when I pedal under way. I know it's the chain because I can see it skip off the sprocket and then jump back on.