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Location: Bay Area, CA
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Chain Tension for Vertical Dropouts ???
First of all, yes i know i should have chose a bike with horizontal dropouts but i didnt so i hope you guys can give me some advice
Currently I have been converting a road bike with vertical dropouts to SS. I am currently attempting to run a 46/16 and I'm having big problems with chain tension. i have two chains that i have been attempting to use, one with a half link, one without.
with the half link the chain tension is so tight it feels like i am peddling through mud, with out the half link there is a lot of chain movment but it has not popped off.
My question is how much of a difference will if make if i run a 44/16 (could that be a middle ground between the two chains?)
thanks a ton!