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Old 01-12-06, 10:16 AM
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Chain Tensioners....????

Is there a certain amount they should be tightened etc etc etc?

I need the info, give me the info.

Thanks.



God, newbs is annoying.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:53 AM
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Tighten them until you chain has good tension. It's really a matter of opinion, some people like really tight chains, some peolpe like less tight chains. A good rule of thumb is tighten them until you can squeeze your chain about a 1/2" in so it's very tight but can still move. If it's too loose it can pop off/ hit your brakes/ cause other problems; if it's too tight it can cause stress on the chain and your sprocket/ cog/freewheel.
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That's pretty much it. Nothing about BMX is rocket science.
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Except for the Nankai freecoaster.
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Old 01-13-06, 02:07 AM
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Thanks fellas.

I'll run out of questions eventually, I'm sure.
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Old 01-13-06, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Beerman
Except for the Nankai freecoaster.
I couldn`t agree with you more.
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Old 01-17-06, 05:07 AM
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whats a nankai freecoaster?
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Old 01-17-06, 08:11 AM
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It is a freecoaster hub that lets your pedals stay put while your going backwards. You dont really need it unless you ride flatland, you dont want it unless you ride flatland*.
They break easy because there fussy, as far as if there too tight too loose, I think they are quiet a bit maintaine if you dont take car of it often.
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Old 01-17-06, 03:09 PM
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Lots of riders have freecoasters for Park and street,
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Old 01-18-06, 10:32 AM
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It's mainly for flatland, if your doing flatland you will eventually have to learn how to use one of those.
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Keep your chain loose enough to be moved with a finger but tight enough to not let it fall off when you do those double barrel roll barspin to no handers off the box jump at your local skatepark.
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I titghten mine until I have about 1/4" to 1/2" of give.
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