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SethLex SethLex
8/17/2008 9:29 PM

It was brought up in one of my other threads that my chain tension might be a little to tight, but they all seem tight to me as I'm used to having 2-3 inches of slack in my MX bikes chain. There is absolutely no play in my chain at the moment, and it definately feels tight to me. Should it be tight, or kind of relaxed, or have a little slack?

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redbeard227 redbeard227
8/17/2008 9:36 PM

relaxed

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easternbmx55 easternbmx55
8/17/2008 9:39 PM

I keep mine as tight as I can.

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easymoney66 easymoney66
8/17/2008 9:41 PM

tight like a virgin

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scobey scobey
8/17/2008 9:46 PM

tight

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tuna665 tuna665
8/17/2008 9:50 PM

why does every one ride tight i like it relaxed cuz when u grind on your chain if its to tight that shit snaps

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nirvestreetrider nirvestreetrider
8/17/2008 10:01 PM

i leave mine relaxed. i still run a 44t sprket so i dont want it to snap when i fuck up a grind.

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easymoney66 easymoney66
8/17/2008 11:07 PM
nirvestreetrider wrote:

i leave mine relaxed. i ...more

see me on the other hand with a 25t sproket if my chain is relaxed it hits my frame

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iBike iBike
8/17/2008 11:35 PM
easternbmx55 wrote:

I keep mine as tight as I ...more

Same

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bishop_bmx bishop_bmx
8/17/2008 11:39 PM

tight as possiblle

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2funny4u 2funny4u
8/17/2008 11:44 PM

when i lace wheels and run them for thee first time i run it suuper tight like i mean no flex


but after the spokes bend n shit and i true the wheel i run a little slack in it

or when my wheel shifts after an ice pick and my chain is so loose it rubs the chainstays thats when its time to tighten it up

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