Scary chain stretch

Discussion in 'UK and Europe' started by Alan Braggins, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. It's amazing just how worn a chain will still work fine with hub gears.
    I recently changed the 16t sprocket on my folder for a 13t, and had to
    take half a link out (and was surprised to find the chain had a half
    link to take out (like this: http://www.63xc.com/toddp/halflink.gif)).
    The 16t sprocket was itself a replacement a while back for the very
    hooked one that was originally on it.
    There was a sort of ticking noise with the new sprocket, so I got a new
    chain as well, which I've just put on. It's very nearly half a link
    shorter over the length of the chain (I've moved the axle forwards in
    the horizontal dropouts rather than refit the worn half link - I think it
    will be all right when I've tweaked the mudguard spacer a bit (it was
    improvised as part of the change to 406 wheels).
    (I've just seen http://www.wiggle.co.uk/Default.aspx?ProdID=5360021268
    which is all half links - I'm sure it wasn't there when I was shopping.)
     
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  2. LSMike

    LSMike Guest

    Alan Braggins wrote:
    > It's amazing just how worn a chain will still work fine with hub gears.


    :) Your post got me to get out the tool and measure my 'bent chain.
    I'm amazed that there's still no easily observeable change since 5000km
    ago.
     
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