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    half link chain... do I need one???

    Ok... sooo here's my bike... do I need a half link chain??

    If I add a link and remove the dropout setter completely the chain is still loose...

    What would you recommend?? I'm ordering one off ebay...

    also are those track nuts on enough?? it's a 120 wheel in a 126 frame with two 3mm spacers...

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    Looks fine to me. Even if not, you don't need a half link chain; you can just buy an individual half link and add it to your chain.

    Edit: Thank you for spacing your wheel appropriately rather than shoving it in there and cranking it down with the wrong spacing. Also, it might be good to lower your saddle a bit and level it out. iknowyoudidntask
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    Looks like it's making enough contact to me. Remember that the chain will "elongate" a little over time as well.
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    Can I mix / match any old 1/8 half link with this SRAM chain??

    Thanks! Can I mix / match any old 1/8 half link with this SRAM chain??

    (bar tape just came in the mail...)

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    Leave the chain alone. It will stretch.

    Nice bike. Whats up with all of the whacked out saddle angles here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraspontane View Post
    Leave the chain alone. It will stretch.

    Nice bike. Whats up with all of the whacked out saddle angles here?
    sounds good, thanks!

    I haven't adjusted the seat yet because I still have to set it for length in the sliders... it's actually loose right now...

    I just got some brown leather bar tape so once that goes on I will test it out, and then adjust / level out the saddle...

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    I'd be more worried about not having a knurled washer on the inside of the drop out or not having enough axel threaded into the track bolt

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    Your chain is fine, but good god man, lower your saddle a bit and level it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocchiarell View Post
    I'd be more worried about not having a knurled washer on the inside of the drop out or not having enough axel threaded into the track bolt

    Thanks, I just took the wheel in and I'm having a longer axle installed... (the spacer will be placed on the inside of that knurled washer where it is supped to be...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shutter View Post
    Thanks, I just took the wheel in and I'm having a longer axle installed... (the spacer will be placed on the inside of that knurled washer where it is supped to be...)
    carry on

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    Quote Originally Posted by mihlbach View Post
    Your chain is fine, but good god man, lower your saddle a bit and level it off.
    Level off, yeah. to my eyes, it could just be the height of the brooks saddle that is on there that is throwing things awry.
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