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Old 11-07-08, 05:09 AM   #1
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chain play

First time with 25/9 gearing -- how much play should I be aiming for in the chain?

I'm finding it hits the chain stay when I land if I set to what I'm used to, but it concerns me that setting it much tighter is gonna wear those tiny little sprockets out super fast.
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Old 11-07-08, 05:22 AM   #2
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Well, destroyed chain stays vs. worn down sprocket. What would you rather have.
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Old 11-07-08, 06:13 AM   #3
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I'd keep it kinda loose and buy a lizard skin for the stays.
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no, keep it nice and snug, not overtight though.
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You should be able to move the chain up (with your fingers) about half an inch or so
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is that half an inch each way (so an inch of movement in total), or half an inch movement in total (so a quarter inch each way)?
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no more then a half inch, id say even snugger. You want the cranks to spin nice and easy but the chain not lose.
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that's what I meant by kinda loose. do you have those little wheel supports that go at the back of the stays? if you do, keep it about that tight, maybe a little tighter if you don't
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