Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Chain

  1. #1
    Senior Member MeHT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    My Bikes
    '01 Norco 125cc, '09 Merida 901
    Posts
    351
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Chain

    I have a SRAM 8 speed chain (don't remember the exact model, I think it's the 68 one). I bent one of the inner links. I'd shorten the chain and use a powerlink (another one, as I already have 1 installed), but then I wouldn't be able to use the largest chainrings. Is it possible to add some links from the leftovers after I shortened it? I practiced on the leftover chain, but when I reconnect the links they are way too stiff. Should I just buy a new chain?
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

  2. #2
    BikeForums Founder Joe Gardner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 1999
    Location
    Holladay, Utah.
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight w/ Roholoff 500 & Bob IBEX
    Posts
    4,257
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Use your leftovers, if the link is to stiff, try bending the chain lightly back and forth, to loosen the stiff link.

  3. #3
    Senior Member MeHT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    My Bikes
    '01 Norco 125cc, '09 Merida 901
    Posts
    351
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hah, I just didn't know that I could do it with my chaintool. Now it's all good. Just gotta fix that damn chainguide.
    Prepare for the worst - that way any surprise will be a pleasant one.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •