Re: [rootsradicals] I figured out how to (over)tighten my IGH chain.
- 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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