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    convert question

    Confession: I don't have an SS right now.
    Problem: I may be on an SS team at an 18 hour race 2 weekends from now.

    I could rebuild the coverted 26" litespeed that ripped to pieces to sell, but I'd hate it since I'm a 29er now.

    So I'm thinking I'll just convert the vert drop 29er for the race.

    The qustion is this: What are the odds that the chain will tension perfectly without a tensioner, and then assuming it does not, what are the odds if a half link is introduced to the equation? I have the SS wheels already and an 18t FW. I'm waiting for a 32 tooth ring and a new chain though, so i can't test anything yet. Mostly I'm just antsy and looking for some thoughts.

    If I do need a tensioner, should I go with a push down or push up? Figured I go with one of these two options:

    http://www.geocities.com/mtnwuff/SStens.html

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    Loving the Soul Craft Convert at this point. I have one on the Chameleon, and one on my Rocky Mountain Reaper. Other than the fact that they loosen up a couple of times throughout the first couple of rides, I've had no issues. Also, the convert uses the MRP guide and allows for some play on the chain.

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    about this much

    Quote Originally Posted by nzumbi
    The qustion is this: What are the odds that the chain will tension perfectly without a tensioner, and then assuming it does not, what are the odds if a half link is introduced to the equation?
    Let's call "perfect" a chain sag of 1/2" - now that's loose!

    (a) 1 in 34
    (b) 1 in 17

    If "perfect" is 1/4" then

    (a) 1 in 100 (actually 1 in 125 but let's approximate it)
    (b) 1 in 50

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