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How to tighten the chain!

I need very specific instructions on how to tighten the chain on my bike preferably with some pictures! Anyone know where I can find it?

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  • Anonymous Apr 11, 2009

    I think I have the same problem. The chain seems loose and there is a rattling sort of noise when riding. The website given in the reply is down. Any more help?


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Hi bcross92592. You might want to check this website out. It has step by step instructions on how to adjust your chain amongst other things, and he also has a monster. Hope this helps you.

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