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    Chain tightness?

    How tight should the chain on my bike be? How much should I be able to move it up and down?

    Thanks

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    1/2" is what i heard. sorry if i'm wrong
    I don't want you dead, i just want you not living anymore

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    pro rider bmxinvasion's Avatar
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    1/4 to 1/2 deflection is good I have mine stiff so my cranks don't spin doing whips.I just picked up some fit chain tensioners pretty good stuff.

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    yer have yo u chain fairly tight. I know if i have my chain to loose it will rub on the top of the brake lever and thats nooot good

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    Senior Member bxbmx's Avatar
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    hmm, idk if my chain is loose, but when i bought the bike, there was no sound when i bounced the bike, now u can hear the sound of the chain.

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    I prefer mine to have as little slack as possible; the tighter, the better.

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    Can't touch this! FireTeamCharlie's Avatar
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    I agree with Beerman.

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