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    Hairy man
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    Forte tensioner, can you make it push up?

    Howdy. I just converted my Rockhopper to SS with the Forte kit, and it's working out very well I think, but I did get some chain slippage while climbing a very steep section. I could get some more wrap by getting the tensioner to push up instead of down. I spent some time fiddling with the tensioner today and couldn't figure it out, and I was wondering if any of you gurus has figured out a trick to get the Forte tensioner to push up?

    Thanks.
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    Are you sure it is the chain slipping on the cog? Could the pawls in your freehub be slipping?

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    Check your PM's...

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    Can you take a pic of your bike? Mine did this until I took out a couple more chain links so the tensioner was more horizontal. That way the chain has more rap on the rear cog and sinew then, no slippage. Here is a pic of mine....


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    Hairy man
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    Thanks people. Cholo, I didn't even think that the pawls in my freehub could be slipping. I'll drop a line tomorrow.

    Iron Horseman: That's about the angle I'm at now. I don't think I could take another link out, and I already have a halflink in.

    It's not terrible, it was only slipping on short very steep stretch. I did a bunch of climbing and it worked perfectly.
    We all get it in the end.

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    Use a zip tie to pull it up against the spring tension. Keep spare zips in your tool bag.

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