Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-13-04, 09:10 AM   #1
rottweiler
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I might be tense, but my chain isn't

First, I'm a newbie to this forum and a relative newbie to SSing. Got a SISS in November. Converted a road bike to SS in December. SSing is like kissing my first girl. Anyway, despite the fact that my rear wheels on both bikes ARE NOT slipping, I notice that after a time my chain is not as taught as it was when I set it up. One bike has quick release, the other is bolted. I have not dropped the chain, but just wondering what is going on.

Too, do you guys play with the cones and bolts from time to time because of all the torque SSing generates? I think the rear wheel on my SISS might not be as loose as I would like it.

Thanks. I live in Michigan (Detroit area) and we have some gentle hills. It's amazing how much gear you don't need. SSing gives me a totally new perspective on cycling, even after riding for 22 years.
rottweiler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 PM.