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    ? for ebb owners...

    what pin spanner do you bring on the trail for emergency chain tension adjustments?

    having snapped a chain on a ride this summer, I could have ridden home if 1) I was carrying a chain tool and 2) I could adjust the ebb.

    I solved the #1 problem by getting a new multitool with a chain tool.

    Curious about the second part and if anyone has a compact pin spanner...

    tia,

    g

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    i keep a few spare chain links in my pack. replace the broken link, and you are good to go.

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    I carry a section of left over links from when I sized the chain along with spare Power Links. If I break a link I can splice a section back in to keep the chain the same length as before and never have to worry about re-adjusting chain tension

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    The lightest pin spanner is none at all.

    How about?
    Loosen EBB all the way.
    With the chain on, spin the EBB by holding the cranks near the BB shaft and turning.
    If you need more tension note the furthest you can spin the EBB with the chain on and go a bit further with it off.
    Put back on and ride.

    At home i use the Park SPA-6 spanner because it is low profile, it folds up, and the pins are replaceable.

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    D'oh! on the spare section of chain!!!

    Great idea <heads to workshop to throw some in the saddlebag>

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    Dont forget power links .

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    allen wrench works great too

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    Quote Originally Posted by beewee
    allen wrench works great too
    Yes it does, but only on certain EBBs. Fortunately for me, it works on my split shell / pinch bolt EBB, so that's all I have to carry for chain tensioning.

    Well, that and a chain tool and a PowerLink or two.

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    I carry the park took ct-5 spanner. Its flat so it goes in any pocket or pack pretty well. I also carry a couple links and a couple beers for the repair.

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