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    chain tension w/ chain tugs on track ends

    I just received some inexpensive, but good RL tugs for my Dawes SS. Exactly how much tension should be on the chain?

    Forgot to mention I got Shimano Deore closed cam skewers.

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    Check the Park tools website http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=27
    It explains tension pretty well.

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    you can check out sheldon brown's website as well:

    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/fixed.html

    i'm still trying to figure it out myself. i thought i had the tension dialed in after i installed bb5's on my monocog, but two-thirds into my next ride, the chain started skipping. so i dismounted and tightened the tugs, only to drop the chain shortly thereafter. after that, i pulled the tugs off and started over, including recentering the rear disc brake. it felt tighter than i'd think would be okay, but i didn't drop the chain on the way out. good luck!
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    This could be best answered from the likes of Salach or booomn or whoever. Assuming you have a straight chainline and a fairly round chainring, I think a half inch of movement in the chain is pretty acceptable. If you ride somewhere, look at your bike and notice the chain is sagging, you have done it wrong.

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    Thanks guys. Pretty much dialed in now.


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