Old 06-23-15, 08:53 PM
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I usually pull my wheel back in the drop out as far as I can by hand and then tighten the back wheel so the slack is gone. Slack is still there because it's impossible to get it perfect. I like to be able to push the wheel forward a bit in the drop out so I can easily take the chain off to remove the rear wheel if I get a flat. If you remove too many links though and the wheel is too slammed too far forward and the chain will become "crunchy" and the bike will be hard to pedal.

I'd definitely try to get a lockring tool and tighten it down the best you can, the more you ride and put resistance on the chain by back pedaling/skidding/whatever the better chance the lockring will slowly become loose over time and you'll need to retighten or else you could strip your hub.
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