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Old 10-22-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
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Chain adjustment tool

For those who are not so familiar with proper chain's slag like myself, I thought of something simple. First measure/adjust your chain slack properly (can get help or whatever). When done, cut a block of wood that fits perfectly between your chain and the lower swing arm. Next time whe. Your chain stretched, stick that same block of wood the same location, it'll be loose. Keep the block there and adjust your chain to remove all slack and use that block to serve as a spacer for proper slack.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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good idea, for those that dont know as well, clean and lube the chain before you adjust it. and then ride around block and double check slack. if you want it to be 100% for long rides or whatever.
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I agree, good idea for those who find the process difficult.

And remember to remove the block of wood.
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I agree, good idea for those who find the process difficult.

And remember to remove the block of wood.
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:43 AM   #5
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For those who are not so familiar with proper chain's slag like myself, I thought of something simple. First measure/adjust your chain slack properly (can get help or whatever). When done, cut a block of wood that fits perfectly between your chain and the lower swing arm. Next time whe. Your chain stretched, stick that same block of wood the same location, it'll be loose. Keep the block there and adjust your chain to remove all slack and use that block to serve as a spacer for proper slack.
Remember to check your chain at multiple spots, as you will have tight and loose spots in it.
That's why I typically recommend a "range" of free play as on most bikes because as the chain wears you won't have a uniform amount of slack at every point on the chain.
The best bet in that case is to split the difference.
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