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

Discussion in 'Frame Mounted Engines' started by hmacks, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. hmacks

    hmacks Guest

    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!

  2. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

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

    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.
  4. thatsdax

    thatsdax Guest

    Run the Chain

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

    ibeenjammin Guest

    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. :shock: But....once the chain streched out, which it definately will, it wound up being perfect :cool: I am still rolling without the chain tensioner.