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Originally Posted by oneeyedhobbit View Post
Forgive my ignorance, but why would a ss chain need to be any loser than a fg chain (outside of a dropped chain being potentially more devastating on a fg)?
It's not that is has to be looser, it's just that it can be looser, and it's not as critical that a precise tension be achieved. Basically, as long as the chain isn't running tight at any point and isn't flopping around wildly, it's ok. I just set up all my bikes, both FG and SS, pretty much the same with about 1/2 total up/down slack at the tightest point.
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