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Old 05-14-2009, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: First motor bicycle

Originally Posted by mhp622 View Post
I just got my kit and it seems to be going well, I just hit a roadblock. The chain seems to be too long. Is there an easy way to shorten it? Also, the chain stay seems to get in the way. I am using both clamping rubber things sandwiching the spokes. Am I able to use only one on the inside of the tire? Can that work?
A chain breaker or you can use a punch "or nail" and hammer to pop the pin out. I would avoid just using one rubber piece, you are much more likely to tear out your spokes. I've heard some people use washers on the inside part of the chain stay on the axle to push the chain stay out too get some chain clearance.
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