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Old 02-27-06, 04:31 PM   #1
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what size axle do i have?

14mm or 3/8"? this is a stock raleigh rush hour.

anyone use these chain tensoiners?
http://www.danscomp.com/cgi-bin/haze...IL&item=440039


no matter how hard i crank down on my nuts, they keep slipping. i am pretty sure i have damaged the track ends. i think theres a rut in it. when i tighten the chain, the axle sits just behind this rut and i tighten as much as i can, but once i stand on the pedal, it slips right back into the rut.
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Old 02-27-06, 04:45 PM   #2
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3/8 " 14mm's are the really thick BMX axels
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Old 02-27-06, 05:02 PM   #3
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thanks, i was pretty sure, just wanted the confirmation. i realise now it would have painfully evident had i just grabbed a ruler (0.55" compared to 0.375"). if there aren't any objections, i think i'll get them. my only hope is they aren't too large for the trackends (discussed in the other recent thread about chain tensioners).
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i bought the red line tensioners from dan's, i had to file them a lil to make em fit.
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you actually probably have 10mm axles, which are about 0.5mm bigger than 3/8"
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