Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mule Town, L.A. (Lower AL)
Well, if I was looking for an easier way, I would still start with the manual instructions. That way I would know it was in spec. Then I would put the rear tire on the ground and check deflection from there. I'm not trying to be a wise guy, that's just the only way I know that would be close. I'm not real sure I would just take someone's word for the deflection using a home grown short cut. Too lose and you wear out the belt and pulleys. Too tight and you eat your bearings.
Riding a 2012 Imperial Blue Cross Country