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    Yes, correct direction.

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    Should it spin freely in neutral?

    When I gently spin the wheel, there are spots of resistance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorg67 View Post
    Should it spin freely in neutral?

    When I gently spin the wheel, there are spots of resistance.
    Yes, check to see if the brake shoes are dragging, that's probably all it is.
    Is the resistance relative to the rotation of the wheel or the chain?

    If it was an old worn out chain with seized links maybe, but you just put a brand new chain on

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    I am not sure how to tell if the resistance is relative to the chain or the wheel. Brakes are plausible. New rear brakes last year and few miles since then.

    Is rear wheel alignment a possible cause?

    Should I be able to see brake pad rubbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorg67 View Post
    I am not sure how to tell if the resistance is relative to the chain or the wheel. Brakes are plausible. New rear brakes last year and few miles since then.

    Is rear wheel alignment a possible cause?

    Should I be able to see brake pad rubbing?
    Hear maybe, see not likely.
    The wheel rotates several times in the process of moving one complete rotation cycle on the chain.

    With disc brakes there is nothing to make the pads move away from the face of the disc other then friction between the surfaces and vibration. You can physically remove the calliper entirely or just pry the pads away from the disc surface very slightly and that will remove the brake as being suspect.

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    There is definitely resistance multiple times per chain rotation, not sure about wheel rotation. I will mark the wheel at a point of resistance to see if there is a consistent recurrence at a point on the wheel. I assume that would indicate a brake issue.

    Thanks

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    Only other thing that turns with the wheel is the wheel bearings and those you check by giving the wheel a wiggle and looking for movement where there should not be any. The wheel bearings are cheap to replace, available at almost any bearing supply store and last about a decade at most before showing signs of wear. Unlikely the wheel bearings would cause resistance at the wheel unless they are in very bad condition and if they are that bad it would be detectable by wiggle or even a change in the chain tension when you move the wheel lateral across its horizontal aspect.

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    Not a bike, but this video shows the basic concepts very nicely.

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    So it would not be any kind of transmission issue not fully disengaging when in neutral or some kind of clutch issue?

    Brakes are more and more sounding like the right answer.

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    I played with it a bit more and there is a sound that comes from the area of the front sprocket. Is that a clue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sorg67 View Post

    I played with it a bit more and there is a sound that comes from the area of the front sprocket. Is that a clue?
    Likely. I don't recall seeing that you changed the sprockets, along with the chain. Did you?
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