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FITBMX77 FITBMX77
7/26/2013 3:16 PM

i just got done installing a bunch of new parts on my bike. I put the chain on and tightened it, i took the bike for a test ride and it felt like there was to much tension. My brother said its not suppose to be that tight but every video i watch has it just like that

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handlebar-to-face handlebar-to-face
7/26/2013 3:23 PM

depends most people have their chain tight as fuck but I think that wears out the driver a lot faster so I usually set my chain to where you can still wobble it a little o me it feels better like that.

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Fad3r Fad3r
7/26/2013 3:46 PM

I hate running a super tight chain, everything feels smoother to me when it has a little bit of slack. I have it just tight enough to not slap my chain stay.

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chad88 chad88
7/26/2013 4:14 PM

i like just a little under tight as fuck , if it has really strong tension grease the chain

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FITBMX77 FITBMX77
7/26/2013 4:14 PM

Ya im gonna losen it when i get home

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Jèff_Béckförd Jèff_Béckförd
7/26/2013 10:31 PM

it should have like around a quarter inch of free movement up and down.. helps to keep it from crushing the hub and minimizes chain stretching.

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MaximusBikes MaximusBikes
7/26/2013 10:43 PM
Jèff_Béckförd wrote:

it should have like around ...more

This is the exact thing i was gonna say haha. Just right. Im a pro at tightening chains at this point. haha I ran a 510HX as tight as i could once and it was okay. I dont like it to be like that. I am VERY anal about my ride haha. I have to have it just right all the time. And it really is getting there. and once i get my rear wheel all built up, i will have it perfect. Except for the front wheel, i will get a new one to match that too. haha I literally have a perfectly dialed ride because i always keep everything the proper tension and just fix it if any noises i dont like are happening haha

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isnowyaznV2 isnowyaznV2
7/26/2013 10:55 PM

I love running a tightass chain as long as I don't feel like it's putting too much stress on the bearings, even though it is still tight as hell. Sometimes, I won't tighten my chain for as long as half a year at max and my wheel will have moved the slightest bit from riding obviously and loosen the chain just a bit. Or it stretched. Now I'm mad. .___.

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feeble_to_face feeble_to_face
7/26/2013 10:59 PM

loose but not enough to hit the cs.

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SickDude SickDude
7/26/2013 11:01 PM
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Same. It should be tighter than a butthole

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isnowyaznV2 isnowyaznV2
7/26/2013 11:02 PM
feeble_to_face wrote:

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This, but sometimes, it will still hit somehow so that's why I just run mine super tight as long as it doesn't have this crushed bearing feel sometimes.

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OneEyeIlluminatiGuy OneEyeIlluminatiGuy
7/27/2013 1:55 PM
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-Havok- -Havok-
7/27/2013 8:46 PM

You're gonna crush your driver bearings by running it that tight. Trust me. Lol. Not to mention causing premature chain stretching or possibly break links.

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DeviantBMX123 DeviantBMX123
7/27/2013 10:42 PM

mine works out perfect to where no matter how much i try to tighten it unless i put something in the tire to hold the wheel back it will tighten to just a tiny bit under all the way tightened.. just before it smacks the cs...

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G-LandRider G-LandRider
7/27/2013 11:51 PM

Something is warped so I can't tighten my chain anymore without it putting too much stress on the chain and hub sad

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MattSheffield MattSheffield
7/28/2013 5:07 AM

I run my rear wheel slammed and chain super tight.. Hasn't stretched in the 6/7 months I've been riding but I do see some wear on my sprocketsad

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Filip_Korkuc Filip_Korkuc
9/10/2018 6:31 PM

i have a cassate and my chain is a little loose i think its better than way but it has a little bit of a free movement on the pedals before it starts pushing, so i dont know what actually better

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eskimojay eskimojay
9/10/2018 6:36 PM
Filip_Korkuc wrote:

i have a cassate and my ...more

Cool story bro , now order a loose chain gang t shirt and get Chad Krutza some money

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HondaCRFRacer HondaCRFRacer
9/10/2018 6:36 PM
Filip_Korkuc wrote:

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A bit late to the part there mate

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