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  • Wide half link
  • Premier Icon Tim
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    I’ve had a Google and can’t find anything…but a long shot… does anyone know of a wide half link that will work with a NW chainring?

    Sort of imagining a link that goes on the outside of two ‘wide’ half links rather than replacing a full link, if that makes any sense…

    This may be dumb 🙂

    Premier Icon joemmo
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    A half link wouldn’t work with a NW chainring because it would mean the chain would not alternate between N&W links. You’d get two N or 2 W links adjacent which wouldn’t mesh with the teeth

    Premier Icon epicyclo
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    joemmo
    A half link wouldn’t work with a NW chainring because it would mean the chain would not alternate between N&W links. You’d get two N or 2 W links adjacent which wouldn’t mesh with the teeth

    Perhaps if he used a NW with and odd number of teeth.

    Oh… 🙂

    But on a more serious note, it might hep if the OP stated the purpose, eg for a single speed or hubgear?

    Premier Icon Tim
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    I know a normal halflink won’t work 🙂 hence talking about a ‘wide’ derivative

    It’s to get better tension on single speed without spending on a new chainring

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    still wouldn’t work – yr chain would go N-W-N-W-W-N-W-N

    and at the point of the 2 Ws it’d lose sync with the chainring

    Premier Icon spooky_b329
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    Agree with the others, there is no way to use a half link with a narrow-wide, doesn’t matter how clever you get with the link itself.

    Premier Icon belugabob
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    You have to have some kind of tensioner.
    The difference that half a link makes, is not much, though.

    Premier Icon Tim
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    It would n-w-w-w-n wouldn’t it?

    Either way, I shan’t bother 😉

    It’s got a tensioner but is a bit of chain stretch of being able to take a link out

    Thanks

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