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Old 12-09-04, 12:41 PM
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Chain tightness?

How tight should the chain on my bike be? How much should I be able to move it up and down?

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Old 12-09-04, 03:57 PM
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1/2" is what i heard. sorry if i'm wrong
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Old 12-09-04, 04:10 PM
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1/4 to 1/2 deflection is good I have mine stiff so my cranks don't spin doing whips.I just picked up some fit chain tensioners pretty good stuff.
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Old 12-12-04, 09:00 AM
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yer have yo u chain fairly tight. I know if i have my chain to loose it will rub on the top of the brake lever and thats nooot good
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Old 12-16-04, 01:36 AM
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hmm, idk if my chain is loose, but when i bought the bike, there was no sound when i bounced the bike, now u can hear the sound of the chain.
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Old 12-16-04, 11:23 AM
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I prefer mine to have as little slack as possible; the tighter, the better.
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Old 12-16-04, 11:27 AM
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I agree with Beerman.
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