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    eek Do you really need a paddock for chain tightening?

    I know this question may sounds silly, but when I search on YouTube, everyone uses a paddock to lift rear wheel up and tight the chain. However, when it comes to reality, the mechanic just loose the bolt and kick my tyre a few times to do the chain tightening. I feel I can do that too! So do you guys really need a paddock for chain tightening?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xa33 View Post
    I know this question may sounds silly, but when I search on YouTube, everyone uses a paddock to lift rear wheel up and tight the chain. However, when it comes to reality, the mechanic just loose the bolt and kick my tyre a few times to do the chain tightening. I feel I can do that too! So do you guys really need a paddock for chain tightening?
    You need a new mechanic then.

    A paddock stand lets you spin the rear wheel, which makes finding tight spots and measuring chain slack at the correct point much easier than if the bike is on the ground/on a side stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xa33 View Post
    So do you guys really need a paddock for chain tightening?
    I find the concrete floor in the garage much easier to work on.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    I find the concrete floor in the garage much easier to work on.

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    Mmmmmm tight spots.


    To answer your question. No you don't (often the user manual gives direction for adjusting the chain on the side stand).

    But they are a wonderful thing to have for doing all types of shit if your ride does not have a old fashioned main stand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Mmmmmm tight spots.


    To answer your question. No you don't (often the user manual gives direction for adjusting the chain on the side stand).

    But they are a wonderful thing to have for doing all types of shit if your ride does not have a old fashioned main stand.
    This ...

    Simple answer to the question is no.

    Do it right and no issues can be expected.

    Do it wrong and it's your bike getting damaged.



    Learn how to do it right. You first post indicates you don't know how.


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    Yeah - on sprots bikes you do - no centre stand ..

    If you have a centre stand you don't need a paddock stand ..

    PS - they way you describe the mechanic .. I'd be getting a new one (mechanic that is) ..
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