Alt Bike Culture - Connecting bike chain to 1/8" stainless cable
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The Speaker Guy
03-14-12, 03:01 PM
Does anyone have a clever solution for this? I need a "chain" with a couple direction changes, and would rather do this with cable, then convert to bike chain. The cable thimbles seem too big to fit inside a master link.
03-14-12, 05:45 PM
Not clear what you need- better description or drawing, please.
03-14-12, 05:48 PM
im lost what your asking too
The Speaker Guy
03-14-12, 06:05 PM
I have an art bike project for which the power source is transmitted over three pulleys with 1/8" stainless steel wire rope until it lines up with the freewheel. At this point, I need to join the cable to a traditional bike chain. Wire rope is usually terminated in a thimble, a metal stirrup which keeps the wire from kinking. For this size wire, the thimble is about 3cm x 4 cm (1.2" x 1.6"), much larger than the 1/8" single-speed chain. I bought some master links for a wider pitch chain, but have yet to try them, they do not look like they will fit bike chain.
I was wondering if there was a clevis or something similar which makes the connection of a cable to a chain easier
Since I'm assuming the cable won't make contact with the sprocket, just pass the cable through the chain link and make a loop with a crimp sleeve.
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