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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Gilles Chain Adjusters

Just pick up a set of Gilles chain adjusters with the lifters for $160. Not too shabby I don't think...

What does everyone think of their Gilles adjusters? I have read quite a few positive reviews but there are some bad ones out there.

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post #2 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-23-2012, 08:52 AM
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I've been kind of afraid to try them because of some threads I've seen indicating they were a bit flimsy. They certainly look trick.
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I've been kind of afraid to try them because of some threads I've seen indicating they were a bit flimsy. They certainly look trick.
Yeah they look pretty awesome... But I was skeptical also. I'm worried I'll be the one writing the bad review thread next because mine broke, But there are always the "bad seeds"... haha!
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Pics dude, pics.
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Well I just bought them today on ebay so I don't have them yet.. I'll get pics up as soon as I get them.

These are the ones I bought, only mine were used.

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I went with lightech, but they are basically the same. We can compare them when you bring your chain up..

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The problems people were having with them were due to improper installation and adjustment. At least that's what I remember

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i got some on that sale aswell but didnt get the lifters yet. funds were tight



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The problems people were having with them were due to improper installation and adjustment. At least that's what I remember


I love it when people fook shit up then blame the part
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I love it when people fook shit up then blame the part
Yeah, I heard that as well. So I guess that means I'll be looking up threads on how to CORRECTLY install them here in the near future...
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[QUOTE=z064life;5407521]I went with lightech, but they are basically the same. We can compare them when you bring your chain up..[/QUOTE

How's the quality on those? They are kind of expensive so I would assume it's pretty good. I'm anxious to compare and see the quality of mine.. To me that will determine how good of a deal I REALLY got..
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I went with lightech, but they are basically the same. We can compare them when you bring your chain up..
How's the quality on those? They are kind of expensive so I would assume it's pretty good. I'm anxious to compare and see the quality of mine.. To me that will determine how good of a deal I REALLY got..
They are great...good smooth adjusting and I have no fear on the stand...I actually get on my bike with it on the stand..

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They are great...good smooth adjusting and I have no fear on the stand...I actually get on my bike with it on the stand..
Sweet! I hope that mine are of that quality atleast..
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from what i remember, the Gillles method of adjustment is a PIA... takes 4ever to adjust...

i'll be getting a set of Lightech's in the future, or when $$ is available...


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from what i remember, the Gillles method of adjustment is a PIA... takes 4ever to adjust...

i'll be getting a set of Lightech's in the future, or when $$ is available...
Loosen axle nut, turn a bolt equally on both sides, tighten axle bolt. Rinse, repeat. Easy enough.


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Loosen axle nut, turn a bolt equally on both sides, tighten axle bolt. Rinse, repeat. Easy enough.
That's the same as the Lightech

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Loosen axle nut, turn a bolt equally on both sides, tighten axle bolt. Rinse, repeat. Easy enough.
That doesn't sound difficult...
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Loosen axle nut, turn a bolt equally on both sides, tighten axle bolt. Rinse, repeat. Easy enough.
maybe i'm mistaken then.. there was a post recently which mentioned it...

could be a different manufacturer... sorry..

either way, i still like the lightech better...


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I hope you got the TCA model. They got rid of the other model as they had issues as stated above. You ahd to use the oem bolts in addition to the Gilles chain adjusters to ensure you wouldn't have an issue.
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