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fixed question

madmixmadmix Posts: 65
edited January 2008 in Road general
Call me a moron but I'm having trouble with my new fixie. Never ridden fixed and can't seem to get the chain tension right. Does anyone know of an idiot proof guide anywhere on the web that will assist with my moronic fettlings??

Oh and why has taken me so long to get a fixie. I've never had so much fun!

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  • Pete BeerPete Beer Posts: 604
    What drop outs do you have/
    Is the chain slack then tight or slackish all round
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    If you can find the way to the Fixed FAQs (Wiki'd I think) lots of advice!
    Basically 1/2" vert chain each way movement at mid point of chain at tightest point (nearly always varies a little throughout the revolution!).
    Use a lever (wedge shape best) between tyre and down tube to hold in place while tightening axle nuts if you find it difficult singlehanded.
    This of course assumes you have suitable drop outs for a fixed!
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • madmixmadmix Posts: 65
    got horizontal drop outs

    thanks for the advice.
  • meagain wrote:
    If you can find the way to the Fixed FAQs (Wiki'd I think) lots of advice!

    here you go

    http://fixiefaqs.xwiki.com/xwiki/bin/view/Main/WebHome
    http://twitter.com/mgalex
    www.ogmorevalleywheelers.co.uk

    10TT 24:36 25TT: 57:59 50TT: 2:08:11, 100TT: 4:30:05 12hr 204.... unfinished business
  • Any issues with using an SRAM Powerlink on a fixed chain?
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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Don't recall ever seeing any mention of it as a problem.
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
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