chain problem

4wdingman

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hey all
I went down the motorbike shop and brought a good motorike chain for $28 for my bike now here it is.
i can't tighten it becuace it too short but if i add another link its too long and i have to put the chain tension thing right back at the wheel.
What i was thinking is riding with the chain tension on and try to strech the chain so i can tighen it.

could anyone help me


Thanks
 

Bikeguy Joe

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You don't want to purposely try to stretch the chain. You can get a half link for it and all your worries will be over.
 
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Technocyclist

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Hey, the link does'nt work... it says...."Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms. "

Anyways, half-links are great... I use the YBN BMX 1/2-1/8 half links. Toughest chain I have encountered, and it's light too...This chain enjoys breaking your chain breakers... have a spare 3 chain breakers or so...
 

ws50599

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on some bikes there is a slack where the wheels tighten up on the nuts. Put the chain on and loosen the nuts that hold your wheel on and see if you need to add a link or just pull back on the wheel to tighten it. You may have to do the same with the other chain that's on your pedals.
 

5-7HEAVEN

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You could ride with the tight chain and take it easy. The chain will loosen up.

Actually, I'd install a chain tensioner. I'm making one right now for my Staton gear chain setup from a skateboard wheel I bought at a garage sale for $5. Everything should hang well with a spring,scrap metal and nut/bolt.

A tensioner would work well for almost any chain-driven machine. It places less tension on the system and allows you to change to different size sprockets without adjusting the chain or adding or subtracting links.^5