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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?2014-07-31 13.10.45 copy.jpg

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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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    Chain tensioner. Use to fine tune chain tension. Most people do not use them.

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    It's also useful for opening bottles.

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    The BMX-er in me still thinks they're cool.

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    It's for taking off and throwing in the trash.

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    Why would I throw something in the trash if I could use it to open beers?

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    The cheap one you have doesn't double as a bottle opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    The cheap one you have doesn't double as a bottle opener.
    That's what she said.
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    No offense but you're an idiot.
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    No. Just no, Morgan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhaddad8 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
    It's for taking off and throwing in the trash.
    Thus speaketh the professional mechanic
    I had a good bike ... so I FIXED it

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    Quote Originally Posted by GENESTARWIND View Post
    Laugh. Clipless < straps
    FTFY

    Don't need special shoes for flats and straps
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    Quote Originally Posted by hockeyteeth View Post
    No. Just no, Morgan.
    That's also what she said.
    Quote Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
    No offense but you're an idiot.
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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.

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