Poverty induced maintenance question.
the cage length doesn’t affect the length of chain you need. wrap the chain around big front and big rear but not through the derailleurs. If it’s a full suss add a link or two (depending on travel). Split it and then thread through derailleurs and join.
That’s about it.Posted 8 years agoOllyMember
estimations of HtS have just plumeted.
Put it in big ring, big cog, and split it as short as it will go in that ratio.
if your sensible with your gears (and dont cross over chainline) you could run it shorter, but would bugger your mech if you ever forgot (and forced it to cross over)
mech length should only make a small difference, suss bikes need extra length to account for chain growth(as above)Posted 8 years ago
Due to the current economic climate I have been forced, after several decades of bicycle ownership, to start doing my own maintenance.
So then… How do you ensure that a new chain is the correct length? (I’ve got a longer cage on the new mech, so I can’t just make it the same as the old one)
… next week – How do I pump up these tyre things?Posted 8 years agobent_udderMember
BTW, the big/big+two links thing is usually done *without* running it through the mech at the same time (I suspect the ‘add two links’ bit covers that)
Wrong. The extra two links allows the chain to shift on and off the large sprocket and large chainring. No gold star for you today. 😀
As said above, take into account chain growth in the back end if installing on a full suss bike, too.Posted 8 years agoplop_pantsMember
No, no, no. Don’t you lot know anything?!Posted 8 years ago
Put the chain around the middle chainring, through the mech and around the little sprocket. Pull ends of chain together putting tension in the chain, bringing the bottom jockey wheel down until there is a gap of about 1cm between the chain and the underside of the top jockey wheel. Cut and shut.
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