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Re: [rootsradicals] I figured out how to (over)tighten my IGH chain.

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  • Sean Moore
    It s the Shimano Nexus. Seems to be alright so far, had it for a year. I use the bike three or four times a week for short trips. -- Sean Moore
    Message 1 of 4 , Aug 4, 2009
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      It's the Shimano Nexus. Seems to be alright so far, had it for a
      year. I use the bike three or four times a week for short trips.
      --
      Sean Moore
      moore.sean@...



      On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 10:07 AM, Fred K. Aron<inluvwithsara@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > which internal are you using...I am thinking about ditching my derailer set
      > up for maybe a Rohloff...
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: Sean Moore <moore.sean@...>
      > To: rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:43:46 AM
      > Subject: [rootsradicals] I figured out how to (over)tighten my IGH chain.
      >
      >
      >
      > This may be old news to the other internal gear hub xtracyclers.
      >
      > I needed to tighten my chain so I just did the old "walk the wheel
      > back" where you tighten each side individually, pulling each side of
      > the axle (boss hogs in this case) back in the dropouts one at a time.
      > It wasn't working very well, not nearly as well as on a regular bike
      > and then:
      >
      > I used the bottom stay in conjunction with the chainstay of the donor
      > bike and squeezed them like pliers. First squeezing and tightening
      > the non-drive side and then the drive side.
      >
      > MAN! I actually overtightened the long ol'chain the first try and had
      > to back off. It was very quick and very easy.
      >
      > --
      > Sean Moore
      > moore.sean@gmail. com
      >
      >
    • David Dannenberg
      Once you get over the price you will not regret the Roholoff. David
      Message 2 of 4 , Aug 5, 2009
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        Once you get over the price you will not regret the Roholoff.

        David
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