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    SS Done!

    Ok, I have adhered to your advice and wise suggestions and finally the bike is complete. The chain length was a little bit of a problem, but I think I solved that. I went out a rode it and I am now getting slippage when adequate force is place on the chain. What would be causing that? I have tightened the singulater as much as I can and I believe it is slipping on the cog. Maybe I wasn't ment to ride a SS...just yet!

    Any help here, I am very very new at this!

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    You mean the chain rides over the cog? Are you sure you're not using a 3/32" chain on an 1/8" cog?
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    I don't think so. I have a single speed kit. Came with cog, spacers, and a single speed chain 1/2' - 1/8". I got them all together at the bike shop.

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    Your chainline isn't straight... it really has to be PERFECT to work. Put the bike in the stand, look at it from behind and see which way the chain is angling and fix the spacing accordingly.

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    Really? That's good to know. I thought I had it almost perfect. I will do that right away and give it a try.

    Thanks for helping me out.
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    Its kind of trial and error really... good luck it can get a hair frustrating. Make sure the Singulator is lined up perfectly too... thats what I don't like about tensioners... it sort of adds another variable to the equation.

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    It is a bit frustrating at that. But I am sure I will love the outcome. I will keep working at it and who knows I might be back with another dumb ass question!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasie
    It is a bit frustrating at that. But I am sure I will love the outcome. I will keep working at it and who knows I might be back with another dumb ass question!
    dirtgirl

    Come to think of it, if you have a level, definately bust that out. In the stand, I usually first get the bike straight by getting the top tube straight w/ the level (since your top tube is HOPEFULLY perfectly straight) and then see where the chain is at w/ the level once I know the bike is pointing straight. Sometimes works. Also if you do this align the chain above the stay and below the stay to make sure the Singulator is straight as well.

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