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Old 04-18-12, 08:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-18-12, 08:35 PM   #2
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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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Plug your bar ends before you fall and gouge yourself.
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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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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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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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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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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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