chain too tight??

Hey guys, I recently did some work on my ped and now it seems to be going slow on some hills like its not getting enough power. Could this be because I have my chain too tight? If not, any suguestions? Also, what happens if my chain is too tight? Thanks.

Re: chain too tight??

A too tight chain can overload the bearing behing the drive sprocket and in the rear wheel. It can also stretch the chain itself causing it to wear out early. Shouldn't effect speed on hills though unless it is so tight to cause a mechanical drag on the bearings. Adjust it for about a 3/4" up and down travel when you are sitting on the bike.

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