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    in between chain links on my SS

    In my rigorous 90 seconds of searching, I found nothing on this topic so apologize if this is a repost...

    I'm running a 34x20 with a Surly Singlelator in the push up position and a Sram 7x SS chain. The chain has more slack than I prefer in it and under a lot of torque, it'll tend to pop/slip just a bit. The tensioner is maxed out in it's push up position, so I tried to remove a link, but removing 2 links was too much. So I really need to only remove 1, but obviously you cant remove just one without something special like a "magic joiner" that can merge 2 like links together. So surely this exists but not sure what it is.

    any help?
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    search half link.

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    You can run it in push down mode too.

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    the magical chain joiner you seek is called a "half-link."

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    half-link, of course. I like the name "magic link" better though. thanks fellas.
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    +1 for the magical chain joiner.

    from now on I shall only use magical chain joiners on my single speeds. Half links are for muggles.

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    I've just completed my 1st SS build. Using a 1/2 link, the tensioner is there just for show... Atleast until the chain stretch a lilttle

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    i got a couple KMC magical chain joiners today from the LBS. i went up 1 tooth on the rear and the magical chain joiner made it an easy swap!

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    I went the more expensive route and ordered a Magic Chain Ring thingy from Dan at Home Brewed Mystical Thingies. Solved the problem of being between links and will get me in better shape due to the 1 splined shaped point increase (32 pointed edges to one with 33 of em).

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    There's no guarantee that a half-link will do the trick. But it may.

    There's also link-and-a-half which does the same thing, but may be slightly easier to install.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    This should help...

    Key in your gearings & other details here:
    http://eehouse.org/fixin/formfmu.php

    Remember to click YES to include 1/2 link.

    If your gearing falls right on the magic gear line, it will work. If it's fall outside the line, well, some sorta chain tensioner is still needed to take up the remaining slack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    There's no guarantee that a half-link will do the trick. But it may.

    There's also link-and-a-half which does the same thing, but may be slightly easier to install.
    i've tried the Gusset Slink "link-and-a-half" and it is easier, but if you're trying to ADD just a half link of chain, it requires you to first remove another link. i decided against the Slink because i'd rather not shorten the chain even more.

    if you were shortening by a half link, it would work great.

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