View Full Version : tadpole trike - Chain advice

07-27-2016, 03:04 AM
Nearly finished building my tadpole trike and need advice on chains.

Is their different chain strengths and how are they rated. Or what is recommended?

I used a CN-HG53 and the chain keeps on breaking but it could be me not joining the chain correctly or the chain could just be too cheap

07-27-2016, 05:04 AM
More info needed about your bike...
"...HG53 is designed for use with Shimano Hyperglide (HG) series 9-speed drive-trains..."

07-27-2016, 08:03 AM
Some of the new 9 speed chains need special links to rejoin them, before any of us can comment constructively we need more information , some of us have been using our trikes / bikes for more than 3 years without any chain problems - it could well
be you !

regards emma

07-27-2016, 08:38 AM
Sheldon Brown for most any bicycle info.



ken will
07-27-2016, 09:19 AM
Using a narrow chain with a wide sprocket can cause the links to separate.

07-27-2016, 10:48 AM
Thanks for the feedback I am sure it is something that I have done, maybe not joined them correctly. I also having some problems setting up the front derailed so I might take it to a bike shop and get someone to have a look.

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