Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales
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Originally Posted by Tom M
Here's a picture of the derailer with the chain on the smallest cog, for the sake of comparison. The chain is new, so if I add links, can I just add those I took off originally?
Yes. But there's a bit of finesse to not getting tight links.
Approximate rule of thumb. Put the chain on the Big-Big cog & sproket. The derailleur pulleys should be about 45 degrees to the ground.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike