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    The best i can do ?? please look at pic... and bike locker room

    hey all, does anyone have good ideas to get my convert to push up, if i take out one link, its just not enough to connect and have a perfect tension, i am running 34:17 now. will a sram 48 stretch enough to link it, i only need about a 1/16 - 1/8 inch to connect the power link. and the other pic... does anyone else have a messy bike locker room like i do ??
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    half-link

    how bout a half link? would that work? or would it make the chain too long? Other than that, i have convert and have just resigned to the fact ath aver two rides or so i have to re-tighten it..oh well, next time im getting a rollenlager...

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    I had a similar experience with my old frame. Try hooking the chain up with the wheel out of the dropouts, get the cog into the chain and only then slide the wheel into place. You might find that does the trick, it certainly helped me find that last 1/16" of slack that pulling the chain together by hand couldn't get. If the chain is new it'll stretch quite a bit after just a couple of rides.

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    Looks pretty

    good to me! The room, that is. I think you are gonna have to do a lot better than that before you reach pigsty status. BTW, I envy your thumbshifters on the white bike! Oops, this is the SS board....
    Ride.

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    db

    thats my old diamond back from back in the day probably about 15 years old, its on a trainer...

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    A half-link should do the trick. Contact Gene at spicercycles dot com and he'll gladly listen to your needs and will hook you up with a nice half link. I had a similar problem with my conversion and the half link solved it. I still wonder is the chain is to tight but works fine so far.

    Another idea will be to use the tensioner pushing up instead of down, have you tried that?

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    tried it

    i tried to push up on it but its too loose, it doesnt even take up all the slack

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    I love em

    I am hitting my not-so LBS this weekend in the hope of picking up a set for touring purposes. They are hard to fing here in super-techy "upgraditis is our national pastime" Japan. They take me back to my first MTB in 1989, boy, dem were the dayz!
    Ride.

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