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    Senior Member thehammerdog's Avatar
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    New Chain length

    I am building up a new/old bike and have to put on new chain. I do not have the old one so I need to know how to make it the proper length. I went to sheldon brown.com but could not find the info.
    Thanks

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    Senior Member 04jtb's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cc700 View Post
    i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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    Alex Ramon BicycleTutor's Avatar
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    And here's a video demonstration:
    http://bicycletutor.com/calculate-chain-length/

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    Parktools.com has several methods inc calculation.

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