Hey ! Hello, it’s Jimmy Today, we are meeting for a new video and today we are going to see how to have a good chain tension with horizontal dropouts. I saw some people ride with loosen chain and even some of them derail ! This sucks ! So for this tutorial, we are going to detail the way to build the rear wheel in the frame. Here we have the Inspired Console model with horizontal dropouts The tensioner is made of two little screws. which are going to remote the rear wheel to tension the chain. So to begin, we are going to put the wheel in the dropouts with untighten screws . Then, we put the chain on the rear sprocket. We put the chain on the crankset and we turn the cranks
anticlockwise. When the chain is on, we take a allen key of 4mm and we tighten the chain-side tensioner screw. The chain will tender as we tighten the screw. We check the tension until the chain is tended. The tension is good when the chain could move around 3mm top and bottom when squeezed We align the wheels by turning the screw disc-side. We check that the tension is equal in all crank position. So we turn the cranks in different positions and we check the tension. Then we look if the crank turns without any resistance. If not, we have to untighten the tensioner screws. Then we tighten the axle bolt with a 8mm allen key. (32-34Nm) Then we tighten the two tensioner screws to block them. When they are tightened, we look if the wheel turn correctly and if it is correctly aligned. If the alignment is bad, the pads could touch the disc so the wheel doesn’t turn well. In that case, we can realign the rear caliper to have a perfect alignment. To do that, we untighten the 2 caliper bolts. We are going to push the lever few times and then keep pushing. We tighten the 2 bolts to maintain the caliper and have a keep good alignment. Then we can let the brake lever. To finish, we check if the wheel turn correctly. The pads must not touch the disc. That’s it ! I hope you enjoy this video ! You can ask your questions in the comments below and subscribe my channel ! Bye !