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    Does it matter wich way.....

    Does it matter wich way a half-link chain goes.Is this right or wrong?
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    it only matters that you can't spell which.
    doesn't it suck you can't edit the title.

    btw thats how I run mine

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    I am an idiot for not checking the thread title before posting. thanks
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    curious, what's the benefit of half links?
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    bike goes faster. my wife has one and i can't catch her.

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    proper chainline on a bike with vertical drops,but i think they started on bmx bikes for grinding rails.
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    for the OP, i think that you may want to try a chain tensioner. (i assume the chain is new) and know it will be stretching, i'd say invest in a chain tensioner (if you don't have a der. hanger you can use a type made by KORE that clamps on the chain stay and uses pressure to tension the chain) just a thought thinking that it looks a bit loose already, and that a tensioner may help in the future.


    what is that frame by the way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onespeed89 View Post
    for the OP, i think that you may want to try a chain tensioner. (i assume the chain is new) and know it will be stretching, i'd say invest in a chain tensioner (if you don't have a der. hanger you can use a type made by KORE that clamps on the chain stay and uses pressure to tension the chain) just a thought thinking that it looks a bit loose already, and that a tensioner may help in the future.
    Can't run a tensioner on fixed.

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    What are we looking at here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozyMcliverRot View Post
    How do hotdogs survive in the wild with no eyes or legs?
    They don't because they are already dead.

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    you've got a stiff link
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    O RLY?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    you've got a stiff link
    Perv.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daft Monk View Post
    Can't run a tensioner on fixed.
    yes you can...
    MKS, Surly, countless BMX tensioners are all being used.

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    sorry, i was responding to the poster suggesting a pulley type tensioner and according to sheldon:

    You cannot use a derailer on a fixed gear bike, even as a chain tensioner, because when you resist the rotation of the pedals, you would bend the derailer. This presents a problem if you want to use a frame with vertical dropouts as a fixed gear, because there's no easy way to adjust the chain tension. This is also true of chain tensioners sold for singlespeed coasting bikes, such as the Surly Singleator.

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    ^^^haha

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    a half link chain is cheaper than a eno hub.
    look at his drop outs.

    however the only chain I have actually seen snapped in half not due to improper installation is a half link chain.

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    The correct way to install a half link chain is the big part of the link to the front.Yours is correct.If you install it the other way it causes the links to spread apart.On bmx bikes I have had good luck with the shadow conspiracy brand chain bad luck with kmc.The kmc was like a time bomb.They are used in bmx not for grinding on your chain.The reason is that modern bmx bikes have short dropouts micro gearing (25-9,22-8,28-10) without much room for adjustment a half link is usually needed.Companies started making whole chains out of half link and we bit.Also alot of bmx riders prefer to have the wheel slammed all the way to the front so the wheel stays straight wheel tugs don't work well doing frestyle tricks wear they get bent from doing grinds.

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    it would be more aero if you ran it the other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer View Post
    you've got a stiff link
    Good eye. Let's see if anyone else can spot it!

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    yeah near the drop out on the top
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    Actually it does matter.

    Are you using a Shadow Conspiracy half link chain?

    If so, they come with instructions on which way the chain ring should pull.

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    No not the Shadow conspiracy chain,I cant remember the brand it is but the model is called "Pintle". Maybe a KMC...not sure.
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