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Old 05-18-10, 07:03 PM
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Jackass question lol

Okay so i have a new scwhinn madison i got it put together and its on the single speed. I want it on fixed is there a way i can take the wheel off and flip it without a chain tool? or do i need that tool to get the chain off in order to flip it?
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Old 05-18-10, 07:05 PM
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lol is right.
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If there is a fixed cog on the other side, you don't need a tool to flip the wheel other than a wrench to take the two nuts on the axle off. Take the chain off with your hands.
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You do need a tool. Your hands. And lol.
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lol, well at least you knew it was a jackass question.

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Just do what StOCK said but make sure your chainline is straight or you will run into a tree and combust.
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Old 05-18-10, 07:21 PM
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chaintools are for tightening sprockets.
and lol.
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Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post

Just do what StOCK said but make sure your chainline is straight or you will run into a tree and combust.
bahahahaha
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Originally Posted by f50fan View Post
chaintools are for tightening sprockets.
and lol.
chainwhips are for tightening/removing cogs. chain tools are for removing a chain.

and yeah lol.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
chainwhips are for tightening/removing cogs. chain tools are for removing a chain.

and yeah lol.
oof.
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Is that "oof" directed toward me?
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Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
Okay so i have a new scwhinn madison i got it put together and its on the single speed. I want it on fixed is there a way i can take the wheel off and flip it without a chain tool? or do i need that tool to get the chain off in order to flip it?
I have so many questions, but lets start here....

is there a cog on the fixed side?

Is your chain too short and you cant get the wheel out? try deflating the tire if that's the case to give you some room to remove the wheel

have you ever ridden a bike before?
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Old 05-18-10, 08:52 PM
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lols were had. Good times.
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just unscrew both rear axle nuts (you dont need to take them all the way off, just enough to be able to take the wheel out of the frame) remove the chain from the sprocket and chainring (just let it hang off the frame). take the wheel out completely. flip the wheel over and put it back in the frame, guiding the chain back on as you fit it into place.

or you can watch someone do it on youtube.


lol.
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lol i got it in like under a minute i knew it was a dumbass question but, i googled it before doing so and it was telling me i needed a tool to unlink it i was like wtf? Im new to bikes and doing maintainace on them so better safe then sorry.
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Originally Posted by thebikerollson View Post
oof.

oh totally but sersly guys lets talk all weather tires for all the weather i want to ride in
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
chainwhips are for tightening/removing cogs. chain tools are for removing a chain.

and yeah lol.
oops had my mind on chainwhips because im looking to buy a new one.
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Old 05-19-10, 05:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
lol i got it in like under a minute i knew it was a dumbass question but, i googled it before doing so and it was telling me i needed a tool to unlink it i was like wtf? Im new to bikes and doing maintainace on them so better safe then sorry.
You should read the maintenance tips on parktool.com and of course, sheldonbrown.com
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The first thing you'll have to do is remove the kanibling pins from the dynamic fluxuator, this does not require a special tool, a claw hammer will work.

Also when your putting it back together please ensure that the johnson rods don't get bent or you'll get what is known as HSW (high speed wobble) for you laymen out there.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
Is that "oof" directed toward me?
It was directed towards the guys loling at the OP but saying a chaintool was for tightening sprockets.

Not so say the guys doesn't know the difference between a chainwhip and chaintool, it was just a funny mistake given that he was laughing at someone for not knowing how to take off their rear wheel.

And Negative Force, are you seriously mocking over the internet?
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so...

Knowing that you're out there riding a bike... shakes me to my core... SHAKES ME!!! TO MY CORE!!!
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Originally Posted by Philasteve View Post
Okay so i have a new scwhinn madison i got it put together and its on the single speed. I want it on fixed is there a way i can take the wheel off and flip it without a chain tool? or do i need that tool to get the chain off in order to flip it?
I'm looking forward to the You-Tube video when you need to deal with your first flat.
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