I need a new chain!

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by mathersi, May 4, 2011.

  1. mathersi

    mathersi New Member

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    do you think i could go to TSC and buy a chain there?.....

    are the chains these bikes use the same as a roller chain like this one?
    """Click here for chain link"""
    .bf.
     
  2. retromike3

    retromike3 New Member

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    I use a Big BMX chain a KMC 415 chain. It costs a bit more but it works much better than the stock chain that came with the kit.(its shinny coool!)

    mike
     
  3. mathersi

    mathersi New Member

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    how much? and could i buy it at a place that sells konas and stuff like that ?
     
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    retromike3 New Member

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    I think its about twenty bucks, but I forgot the exact price.



    mike
     
  5. joabthebugman

    joabthebugman New Member

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    I bought a 41 chain from Tractor Supply and will never go back to the kit chain again, for my bikes

    I set the tension, threw away the kit supplied tensioner and have had absolutely no stretch issues

    Cost was about $20 for 10 feet
     
  6. 2door

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    Ace hardware, Tractor Supply and Grainger, also other industrial suppliers carry #41 chain. It is interchangable and superior to the kit supplied #415 chain and used by most builders. It is usually sold in ten foot lengths, enough for one bike.
    The kit chain has been a source of problems for some with twists and binding links. A good quality #41 chain will take care of that.
    Tom
     
  7. Elmo

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    BTY Tom is this the age or trickery part?
    I totally agree with Tom, #41 chain works very well with mt sprocket on my back wheel. it is a kit sprocket. Grainger has some quality chain better than TSC sells but I don't know how much more costly it is. Probably the Chinese chain will serve you well if you keep it lubricated. I do not have to pay shipping with Grainger because I have Farm Bureau insurance and they have a deal with Grainger something like a company account. I can order a $2.00 part and they ship it free.
     
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  8. mapbike

    mapbike Active Member

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    I have KMC 415H on my latest build, it is very good chain, but like it was said here multiple times the #41 chain is the way many people here go, you could even go with #420 it is the same dimensions as #41 just much stronger, some of the kit cahin is better than others, I have 1 bike with the kit chain that looks as good as the KMC and it has 1,026 miles on it with not one single issue so far other than being a little stretched and needing some adjustment again.

    TSC #41 is probably the cheapest and best bet for ya as long as the extra width doesnt make it rub the rear tire since it is a bit wider.
     
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