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    Chain Tension Affected by Changing Sprocket?

    I've got a 46/16 gear ratio ratio right now and I want to make it a bit higher. I'd go with a 15T or 14T rear sprocket but I want to know how drastically that'll affect the chain tension. Input?

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    each tooth difference means the axle will need to move 1/8" back or forward:

    http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...l=1#post501899

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    Also 46/14 is overkill on the streetz
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    You set chain tension. Its not determined by your ratio.
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