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Old 06-24-09, 12:36 PM
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Chain Problem w/ Video

So basically this started happening when i took my rear wheel off to change it. I noticed it while track standing the crankarms / pedals felt wobbly and noticed that they did move while my back wheel was stationary. Is this a chain tension problem? if so how can I fix this thanks

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Old 06-24-09, 12:38 PM
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increase chain tension a tad if it bothers you, but it's not really a problem per se.
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You've got horizontal dropouts, just slide the wheel back and tighten it up to increase the chain tension.
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The chain tension may be too loose. Do the following test to determine if it is.

Standing on the left side of the bike, reach over the top to and grab the downtube or seat tube with your left hand and raise the bike so it is horizontal. Now with your right hand, spin the cranks both forwards and backwards. If the chain falls off, it's too loose. If the chain stays on, it's just right.
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Old 06-24-09, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by woodway View Post
You've got horizontal dropouts, just slide the wheel back and tighten it up to increase the chain tension.
my back wheel is slid back to the same spot as where it was before, yet the tension does not feel the same, is there a tool i can use that will make it tighter?
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Old 06-24-09, 09:57 PM
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Are you kidding itís not rocket science now loosen and slide it back, make sure itís also straight in the drop outs.
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It might be rocket science to a fixie hipster kiddie...
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Old 06-25-09, 12:23 PM
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alright thanks for all the helpful post, that were related to the topic...
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