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Old 09-17-07, 07:49 AM
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Chain Problems

I have beenhaving problems with my chain becoming loose and whilst riding the chain coming off causing me to fall off does anybody have any tips or ideas for making my chain tighter ive tried pulling the back wheel back and re-tightening the bolts, would chain tensioners work?
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Old 09-17-07, 08:52 AM
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yup, you need tensioners.
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Old 09-17-07, 08:53 AM
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oh, what do you ride?
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Old 09-17-07, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by melman99 View Post
yup, you need tensioners.
You're stupid, 90% of the time you don't need chain tensioners, they just make things easier.

Just pull the wheel back, and crank down harder on the bolts. If you have to sand off the paint on the dropouts so the axle nut can get a better grip.
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Old 09-17-07, 12:46 PM
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You never really actually need chain tensioners. They make the process easier, but it isn't anything near a necessity.
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Old 09-17-07, 03:56 PM
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shortening up your chain would be good if you have the resources. Then you don't need to run anything super tight and your chain won't fall off.

otherwise just tighten those nuts down like a manly man.
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Old 09-17-07, 06:38 PM
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i ride a dave mirra signature series i think its a round a 2004 model and thanks for the tips and where should i sand the paint away?
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Old 09-17-07, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by FitRider 921 View Post
You never really actually need chain tensioners. They make the process easier, but it isn't anything near a necessity.
Grinding on the left side=hell without a tensioner.
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Old 09-17-07, 11:46 PM
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I disagree. I grind left and have no problems. Just crank that axle nut good and tight.
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Old 09-18-07, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by KinetikBiker View Post
You're stupid, 90% of the time you don't need chain tensioners, they just make things easier.

Just pull the wheel back, and crank down harder on the bolts. If you have to sand off the paint on the dropouts so the axle nut can get a better grip.
ok, thank you for telling me i'm stupid... feel better? oh, and try racing without one...

to the op, i would just use tensioners there is no reason not too..
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Originally Posted by FuzzyRyder View Post
I disagree. I grind left and have no problems. Just crank that axle nut good and tight.
I also have problems with that. No matter how hard the nuts are cranked down, they always come loose.
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stupid question. how do you use a chain tensioner?
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no comment^

if you can pedal hard it doesnt matter you need chain tenseners.
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Old 09-19-07, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by MONKEYBOY View Post
stupid question. how do you use a chain tensioner?
serious question?
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Old 09-19-07, 07:52 PM
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wouldent doubt it.
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Old 09-20-07, 06:56 AM
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also i had recently sprayed my frame, could this have anything to do with the nuts not tightening enough to keep the wheel in place?
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Old 09-20-07, 07:03 AM
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spray paint?
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Old 09-20-07, 07:21 AM
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yes...
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Old 09-20-07, 07:44 AM
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try to get your wheel where you want it and then get a torque wrench and tighten it as much as you can.
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Old 09-24-07, 09:05 AM
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just get a tensioner!
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