To start off, I'm an idiot. I did a very, very, very stupid thing. I converted my hardtail to SS and I love it. I was running a fixed tensioner... the Sette Chain Guide II. Worked nicely, did the job. Well I couldn't find my 6mm wrench to torque the hanger bolt down to secure the tensioner, so I just quick swapped it out with a hex bolt I had with matching threads. I tightened it down, went for a ride, came back, messed around with my debate between my spring tensioner vs my fixed tensioner, etc... couple screws/unscrews later I was torquing the hanger bolt down to secure the fixed tensioner and out came the threads. How nice. I guess I should have been more aware of the fact that a socket wrench could apply a bit more torque than a small handheld allen key.
Called a local Diamondback dealer for a derailleur hanger, said it'd be a 50/50 shot if it comes in today. They closed 3 minutes ago. I'm out of luck for the hanger. But me and a few buds were excited about riding tomorrow at a new trail we found. I was pretty bummed, considering it's the only working bike I have right now, so I thought Saturday would be a dull day for me.
But instead I busted out some wire ties from my toolbag from work and wire tied the tensioner in the up position. Went for a 5 min ride around the block. I had one skip which I can't seem to duplicate no matter how hard I ride it. The chain is tight so I have no idea how it happened! Other than that, it held up nicely.
Where's the trail at? I'm ready.
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