Originally Posted by Toothy
Wow.....I guess you have to have a tool for any situation on a trip like that. What do you use the rubber mallet for?
The mallet is to adjust the chain tensioner. I cut a small piece of an old handlebar grip and wrapped that around the chainstay over which I clamped the tensioner, the logic being that handlebar grips are notoriously sticky, so that would eliminate the tensioner moving left or right. When I adjust the tensioner I just loosen the bolts enough so that a little whack with the mallet can move it with microadjustment.
Anyhow...I hardly ever adjust the chain anymore...but keep the mallet just in case.