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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2012, 01:17 PM
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My understanding is that it's total free play that counts, that is, up and down.

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Originally Posted by Slinky View Post
My understanding is that it's total free play that counts, that is, up and down.
Yeah ditto. I've been tightening chains to a total free play of 25mm (1") since I was a nipper.

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