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Old 02-26-03, 04:38 PM
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9 speed chain

i am currently converting from 8 to 9 speed. so far all is well except for the fact that the chain seems too long.there doesn't seem to be enough tension on the rear der.did i miss something or forget to do something? should the new chain have to be shortened? please help.
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Old 02-26-03, 05:12 PM
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Yeah,new chains almost always have to be shortened.Take a look at www.parktool.com for help.I aslo assume you have it threaded thu the RD the right way?

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Old 02-26-03, 06:50 PM
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thanks pokey, you r da man!! and yes i did have it threaded the right way
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Geeez! If you didn't know that the chain needed to be shortened, I wonder what else you managed to futz-up?
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Old 02-27-03, 05:36 PM
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nothing thank you, but i guess you were just born a great mechanic, huh?
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Originally posted by biggsy
nothing thank you, but i guess you were just born a great mechanic, huh?
Don't forget applesauce spreader.
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Chain needs to be shortened.
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