thatsdax install - chain hits rear tire - any help??

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hmacks

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hi. in the middle of first install. When I put the chain on it is hitting the rear tire (barely) . I'm mounting to a old GIANT mountain bike w/normal sized tires. Any idea's? Thanks!
 


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locoWelder

Guest
flip the rear sproket around to where the it runs the chain out from the tire
 
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Guest

Guest
If it barely touches the tire, don't sweat it. I used 1.80's with plenty of clearance, so you could always go down a size or so.

Watch flipping the sprocket as it will run the chain out of alignment...not real good.

Don't make the chain too tight- about 1/2-3/4" of freeplay at the tightest point.
 
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thatsdax

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Run the Chain

run the Chain Tight for the first mile or so. Then do what Bikeguy says... Thanks..Enjoy the ride..
 
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ibeenjammin

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I had to flip my Sprocket, I have size 1.9 tires and it works just fine. As far as the chain thing, I accidentally cut mine too short and could barely get the master link back on. :eek: But....once the chain streched out, which it definately will, it wound up being perfect :cool: I am still rolling without the chain tensioner.
 
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