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comment How tight should a fixie's chain be?
I have a tugnut so for me it's more "tighten the tugnut, and adjust the non drive side position". Thanks for the comment that anything looser than binding is equivalent. So I just need to make sure it's not binding and then find the tightness where I'm happy with the latency.
Aug
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comment How tight should a fixie's chain be?
I don't think I ever mentioned 1 millimeter. I promise I didn't edit that out just to mess with you :)
Aug
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accepted Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
Aug
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comment How tight should a fixie's chain be?
I set it to 1 centimeter of movement, not 1 millimeter. So it's about right based on what you're suggesting.
Aug
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asked How tight should a fixie's chain be?
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revised Why ride a fixed-gear bike?
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Aug
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
@Neil Fein maybe I should rephrase the question to include the part about replacing the cog fixing the problem and remove my answer. What do you think?
Aug
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
@Neil Fein - Thanks for your thoughts. I agree this isn't something that you'd want to see too often. But I've also realised that even though I have the fix for the noise, I don't understand why it was noisy, which is really the core question. So there's definitely value being added by both Daniel and zenbike
Aug
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
To clarify the tensioning - When I replaced the chain I adjusted the tension. There was a very noticeable adjustment required. But then when I subsequently adjusted the rear cog I didn't adjust the tug from it's setting with the new chain. I agree that I might have changed the tension marginally just be removing and refitting the wheel.
Aug
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
@zenbike - yes, I agree that my answer is not necessarily the best one. I've updated the question with that note. I already do like your answer better :)
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revised Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
@Daniel R Hicks - I think they're both 1/8". The cog has 1/8" printed on it (see pic) and the chain is also 1/8. Why do you say the chain is 1/4" and the cog is 3/16?
Aug
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
What is hooking? I've seen examples of the 'shark fin' wear pattern but haven't seen hooking.
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answered Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
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comment Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
Haha. I was using the blue one for a while but my LBS stopped stocking them, so now I use yellow. It's certainly bright :)
Aug
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asked Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
Aug
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comment How do I select a rear deraileur for my mountain bike?
@zenbike okay I'll put something together.
Aug
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comment Why do bikes have their drivetrains on the right?
There are commercial parts available to run left side drive. It's mostly for BMX when the rider has a preference of grinding on the right to keep the geartrain out of the way. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crankset#Left-side-drive
Aug
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comment Wired or Wireless bike computer?
This is a really good question. I have had a number of preconceived ideas challenged.
Aug
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answered Wired or Wireless bike computer?