chain problem

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  1. 4wdingman

    4wdingman New Member

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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
     
  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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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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  3. Technocyclist

    Technocyclist Motorized Bicycle Senior Technologist

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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...
     
  4. ws50599

    ws50599 New Member

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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. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    Sorry, it worked yesterday, but not today...it was the "Incremental chain tightening" thread.
     
  6. 5-7HEAVEN

    5-7HEAVEN Well-Known Member

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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
     
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  8. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    You are da mang Mr. Fair. Thank you again.
     

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