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 Post subject: Chain Tension
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:12 am 
After having to adjust chain tension daily, I decided to replace with a brand new 520 roller chain. I am still having to retention it one a day. Anyone else seen this? any ideas?

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:06 am 
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Don't overtighten it and inspect the sprockets for wear.


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 Post subject: Chain Adjustment
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:43 pm 

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Maybe your chain adjusters are slipping. Check the tightness of the clamp bolts.

Also, after your next adjustment, try making a reference mark on the eccentric adjuster and the clamp with a magic marker or crayon, and see if the adjuster position changes over time. If it moves, then the clamps are not tightened. I had problems with a couple of the clamp bolts cross-threading in the aluminum housing, which made them really difficult to tighten and loosen. If you have the same problem, you should have the clamp threads drilled out and heli-coiled.

Also, if you didn't replace your front and rear sprockets when you replaced the chain, you are probably stretching the chain because of sprocket wear.

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