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Chains

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Young Un, 11 Jun 2008.

  1. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    How do you merasure the length and width of a chain that you need. my one snapped earlier this evening on the way to the local club, and me an my dad tried to put in a spring loaded link in but when it got round the the derailkers at the back it would not fit:wacko:

    help would be greatfully appreciated!!
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    They come in 3 widths - up to and including 8 speed, 9 speed and 10 speed.

    Count the sprockets on the back wheel. As for length, they are usually about 114 links, but you'll probably need to remove a few. If you don't have a chain splitter, then get one - you'll need this to shorten the chain. And..if possible, get a chain with a super/quick link - KMC do these as standard.
     
  3. Young Un

    Young Un New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
    its got 7 sprockets on the back - note this is not a road bike its a gt no susp. trails/cross country bike