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Author Topic: Chain adjuster  (Read 1438 times)

UncleErnie

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Chain adjuster
« on: April 27, 2009, 02:41:22 PM »
How about stamping them at the factory with a scale of some kind?  Maybe a line to every other indentation and numbered 2, 4, 6, and so on.  It would sure make life easier to adjust a chain.  I'd buy a pair.
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scoTTy

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Re: Chain adjuster
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009, 02:46:27 AM »
adjust your chain equally on both sides of the axle..  keep a straight line with the front wheel//  just about but here abouts 3/ 4 inch give with your finger tip on the chain looking for loose play

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Re: Chain adjuster
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009, 04:13:02 AM »
  If you can find a chain alignment gauge they work pretty slick.  Saw a set of magnetic scales on e-bay for round ten bucks that look like they should work okay.  But haven't seen them in action.  Will.
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UncleErnie

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Re: Chain adjuster
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2009, 10:19:35 PM »
No no no- I didn't say it right.
It's like a half-shell or crescent shape with a hole for the axle- one on each side.  Along the outer edge are the indentations where the stop-tab fits into.  I was thinking it would be nice to have those indentations marked to make it easier to be sure they're the same on both sides.

I finally got the bright idea of using a puch to mark them.  That helped some.
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Re: Chain adjuster
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009, 05:54:00 AM »
  Okay I see now..I just used a dap of black paint before I adjusted mine last time.  Whatever helps you out is best for you.  We all develop little tricks on these.  Sort of how Brit bike maintenance is.
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Re: Chain adjuster
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 10:53:14 PM »
 The indent markers are pretty slick and easy. I would think that you could find a set from something else that you could adapt.
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