How do you tension this kind of dropout?

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  1. TandocTools

    TandocTools New Member

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    I got my chain fitted but I can't get any decent tension on it with out the wheel going all wonky. What is the correct procedure for tensioning these diagonal dropouts?
     

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  2. foureasy

    foureasy New Member

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    hold the wheel in place and tighten the axle.
    nice bike.
     
  3. TandocTools

    TandocTools New Member

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    I must be a weakling! I can't get less than 1 1/2" of deflection! I'll keep trying.
     
  4. Tad Bit Tipsy

    Tad Bit Tipsy New Member

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    Get you some chain tugs. Then tighten away!!! If they'll fit. I can't see your dropouts well in that picture. Mine are the old standard diagonal, so I had to use them, but also mine do not have any bolt on tangs for fenders like yours may have. Put up a close up picture!!!
     
  5. RedB66

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    You can either take a link out or go up (or down) on the sprocket size. Either the chain ring or the wheel sprocket can be swapped.
     
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  6. corgi1

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    get a half link too ,so you have full adj if chain stretches
     

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