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So I have a new chain and I want to make sure I cut the right number of links off. Where should the rear axle be when you measure the slack in the chain. I know the chain will get strech so should it be forward of half way??? The chain I am putting on has a masterlink with a clip so I don't need to be able to push the wheel forward to get the chain off. So I guess that means you could have it all the way forward>>that doesnot seem right though. Please help.
 

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How many links does your old chain have? I'd go with the same unless you're changing gearing a lot. If it's only one or two teeth, then you can probably get away with the same number as the old one.
 

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Well I am going from a stock chain and gearing to a 520 chain with one down and two up gearing so it is pretty different.
 

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One down in front, and two up in the rear? You could probably get away with stock #, or maybe 2 additional links. Heck, do it stock+2, and if it's too long, take the two off. It's easy to take the links out, not as easy to add them back in.
 

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I have the sprokets on and the chain is on just not with the clip snapped ont he masterlink. My question is where should I have the rear axle. Will haveing it in the middle of the tension adjustment (forward/backward) give me enough room to take up the slack as the chain streches??? Sorry if this is a dumb question.
 
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