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I was reading at the bike shop today that bike chains need to flow in the correct direction. I get that but I wonder why? Are the chains manufactured in such a way that they will skip if put on backwards?
Does anyone know the technical reason :?:

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:42 pm
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Not all, but some of the newer chains have 'forward' direction.........doesn't make drunk bike repairs any easier. :drinking:

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Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:47 pm
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Antmav, that's quite the stable you have in your sig......


Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:31 am
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Espin,
I didn't even list the favorite bike in the stable. 0X

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Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:23 pm
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some chains, like the shadow interlock, have an "up" and a "down," though its pretty obvious when you look at the chain which side is which. theres also a DK chain that has plates on the topside so you couldn't even run it that way if you wanted.

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