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    do half links work?

    Are they worth the time to mess with?... currently I can run a 44t up front with a 16t in the back with out a tensioner. I would like to run a 17t or 18t with no tensioner. Would a half link work, any suggestions would help. Also where is the best place to find one for cheap? Thanks

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    Yes, they work quite well. Spicercycles.com for about $10 shipped. Can be re-used too.

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    I run a horiziontal dropout and with wheel pushed back up fully the chain has a noticeable amount of slack when pushed on, removing a full-link resulted in it running on the edge of the dropout (dodgy stuff)... a half-link for me would really help.

    Since you run a tensioner, that half-link less would noticeably increase chain tension.

    Spicer seems to be the best people to get them from.

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    If you live in the bay area I'll give you a half link.

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    Good job! yep

    i ordered 3 from quality for a few bucks each, mine works fine right next to the sram power link thingy


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    Quote Originally Posted by sauce
    If you live in the bay area I'll give you a half link.
    how 'bout i send a s.a.e. from tennessee

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottms33
    i ordered 3 from quality for a few bucks each, mine works fine right next to the sram power link thingy


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    thanks for the pix... looks nice, what does the rest of the rig look like?

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    no, they don't always work. if i still had my bike, i'd show you, but no, they don't always work. i think i was running 38:16 with 15.5" stays....can't remember, though.

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    Depending on the chainstay lenght they may or may not work. In my experience using a converted frame it worked when I ran ratios different than 2:1. When I rode 32:18 had to use a half link to have good chain tension but could do without it when riding 32:16 or 34:17 (both 2:1 combinations).

    Since moving to a dedicated SS frame don't have a need for one anymore.

    IMHO the Spicer is the best available, contact Gene and he'll hook you up with one. Another alternative will be the Shadow Conspiracy chain that's made entirely of half links. There's a thread about this chain in this forum, check it out http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=59268

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    I believe the half links that come from Quality are made by KMC. I've used them and they work just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sauce
    If you live in the bay area I'll give you a half link.
    Can I take you up on this offer? I want to be rid of my ghetto derailler-tensioner. (But KB is right, it does work!)

    -Hong

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    full pic

    hey biss-ness, here is a pic of converted trek. i used the half link so i would be able to push up with my convert tensioner.


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    Same reason I use a half link. Nice ride.

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