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Old 12-14-2009, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: How tight should the chain be??

mine's got about 1/2" to 3/4" of play.

when i put it together (using Manic Mechanic adaptor and aluminum sprocket) i get it as tight as possible, so there's no play at all. after a short ride, the teeth on the sprocket and the chain wear in so it loosens up a little.

i'm also not running a chain tensioner.
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