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Old 08-04-14, 01:20 PM   #1
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What's this thing on the wheel for?

Just got some new wheels for a fg/ss I'm putting together. What's the point of the other thing attached to the axle. How do I use it? What's the point?
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Old 08-04-14, 01:29 PM   #2
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tensioner.

slide wheel into dropouts then adjust the nut on the tensioner chain slack before tightening down the wheel.
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Old 08-04-14, 01:30 PM   #3
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Chain tensioner. Use to fine tune chain tension. Most people do not use them.
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Old 08-04-14, 01:51 PM   #4
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It's also useful for opening bottles.

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Old 08-04-14, 02:36 PM   #5
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The BMX-er in me still thinks they're cool.
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Old 08-04-14, 02:42 PM   #6
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It's for taking off and throwing in the trash.
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Old 08-04-14, 04:37 PM   #7
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Why would I throw something in the trash if I could use it to open beers?
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Old 08-04-14, 06:04 PM   #8
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The cheap one you have doesn't double as a bottle opener.
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Old 08-04-14, 10:12 PM   #9
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The cheap one you have doesn't double as a bottle opener.
That's what she said.
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Old 08-04-14, 10:56 PM   #10
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No. Just no, Morgan.
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Old 08-05-14, 12:49 AM   #11
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Why would I throw something in the trash if I could use it to open beers?
That's what clipless pedals are for.
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Laugh. Clipless > straps
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Old 08-05-14, 02:43 AM   #13
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Thus speaketh the professional mechanic
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Laugh. Clipless < straps
FTFY

Don't need special shoes for flats and straps
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I'll give you that one. I set myself up. Kudos.
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^Lol

These are pretty rad though.

Profile Chain Adjusters at Dan's Comp
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