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    Chain tension

    how tense are you?
    Two riders were approaching; and the wind began to howl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayssmtbde
    how tense are you?
    Quite tense... 1/2" max up and down on the bottom run with the pedal tensioning the top run...all tensions being equal...



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    It is inevitable ...

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    what is best for durability's sake? i run it until it's barely hanging on; then again, i haven't hit any singletrack with it set up thus
    Two riders were approaching; and the wind began to howl.

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    I run it almost as tight as I can without it binding, making silly noises or anything unusal. If it looks remotely bouncy I start to look at it because when they come off they are dangerous as. Probably stems from the time my road fixie chain flung off on a busy main road... about two days after I thought maybe I should install a front brake on it... lucky

    The tighter it is the more efficiency I reckon I feel when pedalling... especially up steep hills.

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