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Old 06-25-07, 07:52 PM   #1
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Too far forward in dropout?

I had to shorten my chain to get enough tension, and now it seems awfully close to being too short. Any thoughts on this?

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Old 06-25-07, 07:53 PM   #2
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it's fine
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Old 06-25-07, 07:55 PM   #3
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It's fine, but if you're worried about it get a half link if a full link is too long.

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I wanted to hear that it's okay. I don't want a half link unless someone strongly recommends it.

I sure appreciate the input (threw my chain last night, even with a pretty straight chainline)
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The only reason I had to use a half link on my conversion is I wanted my dropouts to be able to handle the 2 tooth difference on my flip flop wheel. A full link was either too long or too short in my case.
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As long as the nut doesn't go past the end of the dropout, you're fine.
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