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    Question for SS Converts

    I had been using a Paul Melvin on my SS conversion. I really liked the look of the Soulcraft Convert and the more direct chain path looked like it might be an improvement. My original Chainring / Cog combo did not allow me to run the Convert in the 'Pushing' mode and I had problems with loosing tension in the 'Pulling' mode. I have gone to a new Boone Ring/Cog combo and I invested in some half links. I could not get out to ride this past weekend after finally getting this thing together. What I wanted to know is how much slack in the chain is acceptable for a SS set-up? I know at least one answer will be "If it works, you're fine", but if I can lift the chain up in the middle a 1/2" or so, is that too loose? I've heard you don't want absolute tension, but wondering if I'm being too much of a slacker.
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    No it's not too loose (yet). Chain wear will soon make it too loose, depending on the number of cog teeth and the terrain you my bounce over. I manage to wear out (stretch?) chains rapidly - in hilly SoCal - so I can't see how anyone can use magic gears for more than 24 hours per chain. Any magic gear riders out there?

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    That sounds about right...

    I have between 1/4 and 1/2" of slack on the SS...

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    go to the disco

    you could always go with a Disco type setup for peace of mind

    http://www.offcamber.com/Product_Reviews/Discos.html

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