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When I ride my 18 speed bike the peddles ****, it feels like the chan came off, but when I look its still on how do i fix it

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If your chain is still on the rear gears and the front gears on the crank and pedals to easily you have to switch gears into a combination that gives you more resistance. If you are unable to do this while riding, have someone hold the rear of the bike off the ground while you turn the crank and change the gear. You will generally want something in the middle of the rear gears and the second largest on the front to start.

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