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trying to tighten my chain, and when i loosened the axle nut the left side kinda jarred forward, so now i have a rediculous amount of slack, and can't seem to get it back, the right side is fine, but the left doesn't want to move it seems.

any tips, pointers, oh yeah i dont have a bike stand or anything, and i've tried a hammer, but i may have to just bash the fucker into place. its a good 1/4 inch forward from where it was before i wanted to adjust it.
 
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bashing the fucker back into place will go well in ruining the axle.

you need it on a stand to figure out the problem. you should also be doing the adjustments with the adjuster bolts, not a hammer. try running them in and out as far as they go. at this point in time your alignment is off so you will be doing that again anyways. just get the adjusters moving.

po' man's bike stand: find a thick steel rod or rebar, just small enough to go thru the axle. lean it over to one side, put a milk crate under the high side. repeat for the other side. your bike is now on a stand. just be careful with it. don't be using a power bar on nuts or you'll topple the bike.

if you can't find a rod, but happen to have spools on the bike, the milk crate thing will still work.
 

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i was about to say nevermind, bad questions get asked when i get frustrated.

i just leaned it up against my car, lifted it slightly and had my lil brother move it back, it was because it was on its side stand that caused it to push the tire a little sideways when the bolt was loosened.

its all good, thanks for the reply tho and the poor mans stand, may have to give that a try for an oil change.
 

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you need to check the alignment since you have moved the axle (you shouldn't need to loosen the axle nut to adjust the chain).

Cory
 

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Take it to a shop ( 5th gear) and have them double check it for ya.

It's worth it .... you only have 2 wheels and you want to ensure they are straight and true
 

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i was about to say nevermind, bad questions get asked when i get frustrated.

i just leaned it up against my car, lifted it slightly and had my lil brother move it back, it was because it was on its side stand that caused it to push the tire a little sideways when the bolt was loosened.

its all good, thanks for the reply tho and the poor mans stand, may have to give that a try for an oil change.
you should still beat the fuck out of it with a hammer....
 
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