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  • Premier Icon Nobby
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    Advice needed.

    Built up my first SS yesterday (Inbred) & am having troubple with chain length/tension. It’s a slotted dropout frame & I have chain tugs but there’s not enough adjustment on them when using a normal 3/32 chain.

    Is it possible to put a single half-link in to resolve this?

    Any other suggestions/cures?

    DrP
    Member

    Yes.

    Though like Unicorn poop, there seems to be a worldwide shortage of half links……

    DrP

    clubber
    Member

    Is it possible to put a single half-link in to resolve this?

    In a word, yes though I can’t recall whether you can get half links for 3/32 so you may need a 1/8″ chain.

    fenred
    Member

    I got my half links from tredz, they do both 1/8 and 3/32, took about a week to arrive but finally sorted out the chain tension issues on my slot dropout inbred. From memory I think SJS cycles sell them too. Have a little google around.
    HTH

    Premier Icon Nobby
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    Thanks – ordered a 1/2 link in 3/32 😉

    Premier Icon kilo
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    I had something similar on mine, when using the on one tugs, getting rid of them and using the surly one fixed the matter

    DrP
    Member

    OK – so I’m wrong….SJS do have them in stock….

    Though, £2.50 postage is crippling me…..

    DrP

    andyl
    Member

    Charlie normally has them in stock.

    Premier Icon cp
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    I modified the chain tugs on mine with a file to allow more fore-aft adjustment.

    fenred
    Member

    £2.50 is fookin’ outrageous 😯 I think I paid £1.79 or something, although planning on having that payed off in 3-6 months 😉

    They work really well, just be careful not to knock the pin thru too far etc. Gave me perfect tension, WITH the axle exactly where I wanted it in the dropout 5mm out from min so’s it didnt feel like a barge on the handling stakes.

    DrP
    Member

    I’ve done a bit of debt switching, and opened up a new 14 month 0% APR credit card, and gone ahead with the purchase….

    DrP

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    You could use slightly different ratios, eg up/down a tooth at either end.

    Just buy a half link chain.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Or use a phantom chainring.

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