View Full Version : Chain length

09-24-2013, 03:18 PM
Ok this is probably the most asked question, I've looked but not found. Is the chain just made up of connecting chains together?

09-24-2013, 03:26 PM
Take a look at the main page and check out the tutorials. There are several methods of chain attachment. But the best method is using a chain tool to push a pin out. I personally toss out all master link type connections and use my chain tool to take apart and reconnect the links together. Brads tutorials are a wealth of information. Hope that helps.

Also when checking out threads from the help link be sure to adjust your settings to view all. The default is last 10 days and if you don't change it it will appear there is no threads. But there are hundreds of thousands of post in this forum so sometime you just need to use the search function. Hope that helps.

09-24-2013, 03:27 PM
There are different thicknesses of chains though. See Sheldon Browns site for details

You need a tool to split and join the links as in http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_categoryId_2 42558_productId_823289_langId_-1?cm_mmc=GooglePPC-_-Google%20Product%20Search-_-Bike%20Parts%20%26%20Accessories%2FBike%20Maintena nce%20%26%20Tools%2FBike%20Tools-_-Topeak%20Universal%20Bike%20Chain%20Tool&source=ppc&adtype=%7Badtype%7D&%7Bcopy:_$ja%7D&%7Bifdyn:_$$ja=tsid:35588%7D%7Bifpe:_$$ja=ad=pe%7D&_$$ja=cgid:2677030804|tsid:35522|cid:74434564|lid: 42799614604|nw:{ifsearch:search}{ifcontent:content }|crid:10353945964|dvc:{device}|adp:{adposition}|b ku:1&gclid=CL2Lgqnh5LkCFVIPtAod1y8A6g
Boy, that's a long link (pardon the pun)

Here's a cheaper one on ebay