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Old 05-04-2011, 03:49 AM
fugirocksolid fugirocksolid is offline
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Default Chain Tension Idea


Basically I have been having trouble with my chain being too slack. Even with the tensioner it is wayy too loose.

Now the problem is the chain is cut as small as will allow with conventional methods of putting it on. Which is running the chain through the front sprocket while attached to the rear sprocket and connecting the master link.

A method I was thinking of runs along the lines of the one used to reconnect the chain when it has derailed.

So basically, break the chain 2 links shorter than before but connect the chain when its off the rear sprocket. Then allowing it onto the rear sprocket by rolling the bike backwards and rolling the chain onto the sprocket.

This would remove potentially all my problems with chain slack, as it would be the perfect tightness.

But this is only hypothetical, is this even viable?

Has anyone else used this?

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