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Chain Tension.


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Hi i have just put a rear mech as my tensioner and it makes the chain pretty tight, So when i pedal i can hear that the chain line isnt perfectly straight because i can hear it the goin onto the front cog. Is it safe to ride with the chain that tight, or will the chain stretch any more to make it ok.

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The chain line is dictated by the position of the rear cog, not the mech. Are you sure the rear cog is in the correct position? Could it also be that you are running an old chain on new cogs/rings or a new chain on old ones? This could create a grinding of the teech as it is no meching so well.

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Hi yer the chain is a fair bit older than the new rear mech and what i mean by the chain off set is that the chain is out of line abit and it used to give way because the chain had a abit of slack in it but now the chain is tight, you can hear it popping on the front.

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