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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-26-06, 08:53 AM   #1
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Chain tensioners

Quick question about adjusting chain tensioners. I have two bmx style chain tensioners on my single speed, track fork bike. To adjust the chain tension, will I need to loosen the axle bolts and then move the rear axle along with the chain tensioners. Or, can I simply use an allen wrench to adjust the screws on the back of the chain tensioner. Sorry for the silly question, I'd just feel a bit foolish asking the local bike shop yet another newbie question.
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Yes, you must loosen the axle bolts first.
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