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    Why is my chain loose if the ring is the same?

    My chain used to be pretty snug. I just got some new cranks and now it's loose. Same chain ring.

    what gives?

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    it can detect that you dont know what your doing and wants you to stop riding

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    You moved your wheel further in? You need a chain tensioner?
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    your chain is just growing up

    it is the natural course
    not a 2ksuck'r

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    chain stretched?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo
    your chain is just growing up

    it is the natural course
    they grow up so fast don't they.
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    Tighten it back up? What's the problem?
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    If you're not talking about a magic gear situation, I'm not sure what you're getting at either. Did you replace a crankset without moving/removing your rear wheel? Then when you put the chain back together (under "tension") it was slack?

    edit: mattface get over here, I may be spouting advice again.

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    My guess would be that your chainline has changed. Sorry to ruin the thread with actual advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynikal
    My guess would be that your chainline has changed. Sorry to ruin the thread with actual advice.
    Thanks for being a rebel by not being a sardonic ****** bag. Advice is getting pretty mean these days.


    Quote Originally Posted by thatcher
    it can detect that you dont know what your doing and wants you to stop riding
    Oh and I know your a senior member and all, but nice way to promote the sport. If I knew what the problem was I wouldn't being asking, but hey you probably made someone smirk so good for you.

    Anyway, I didn't loosen my rear wheel and the chain line seems pretty straight. The only thing that changed was the crank set, but I don't see how that would have messed with chain tension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuaMarc
    Thanks for being a rebel by not being a sardonic ****** bag. Advice is getting pretty mean these days.




    Oh and I know your a senior member and all, but nice way to promote the sport. If I knew what the problem was I wouldn't being asking, but hey you probably made someone smirk so good for you.

    Sheesh, man, you were pretty vague with your question and he was just having a light-hearted remark about it rather than berating you for not giving you more specifics. Settle down, dude.

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    unbolt the rear wheel and PUSH/PULL the rearwheel backward observes if the chain get tighter??? Yes tighten the bolt problem solved.

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    Props on installing cranks without removing the wheel, I'd think that'd be a little difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Moniker
    Props on installing cranks without removing the wheel, I'd think that'd be a little difficult.
    master link. If not, I guess you could pull the old crank with the chain still on and put the chain back on the chain wheel before installing the new crank. But I don't see why this could be easier than loosening the rear wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuaMarc
    Thanks for being a rebel by not being a sardonic ****** bag. Advice is getting pretty mean these days.
    Oh and I know your a senior member and all, but nice way to promote the sport. If I knew what the problem was I wouldn't being asking, but hey you probably made someone smirk so good for you.
    Anyway, I didn't loosen my rear wheel and the chain line seems pretty straight. The only thing that changed was the crank set, but I don't see how that would have messed with chain tension.
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    Props on installing cranks without removing the wheel, I'd think that'd be a little difficult.
    master link. If not, I guess you could pull the old crank with the chain still on and put the chain back on the chain wheel before installing the new crank. But I don't see why this could be easier than loosening the rear wheel.
    Yeah a master link so I never had to touch the rear wheel.

    Sheesh, man, you were pretty vague with your question and he was just having a light-hearted remark about it rather than berating you for not giving you more specifics. Settle down, dude.
    Sorry if I got testy, but this was just another post today where the focus was on being funny not on the advice. I take back the ****** bag remark. But telling me that I shouldn't ride my bike because I asked about chain tension was just as harsh.

    But Cynikal ironically you weren't cynical. Thanks to you and others for the honest advice.
    Last edited by ShuaMarc; 05-27-07 at 09:43 PM.

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