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    16t to 19t - need longer chain?

    If I swap in a 19t from a 16t will I need to add links to my existing chain? 48t chainring.

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    Perhaps. It depends on the length of your dropouts/trackends and where the axle is sitting now.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    I've ridden from 15 to 19 without swapping chains. Caloso speaks the truth. Where's your axle now? What kind of bike are we talking about?

    Also how big are your tires? Sometimes your tire will hit the seat-stay before your axle bottoms out.

    As long as you could move your rear wheel forward between 1/4" and 3/8", you'll be ok.

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    not if you have a small penis.

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    i went from 16t to 19t on a kilo tt with the stock chain. it was tight.

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    Depends.

    If you bought a new chain to go with your 19t cog, you won't need it because your existing chain will fit fine.
    If you didn't, your existing chain will be too short.

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    Yep you will..... do you/ or your friends have any extra links laying around? Those come in very handy...

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    I switched from 16 to 19 on the same chain, but I was pretty far back in the dropouts to start. It might work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happypills View Post
    Yep you will..... do you/ or your friends have any extra links laying around? Those come in very handy...
    Good point. Whenever you install a new chain, keep that extra length in your tool box. Good to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Good point. Whenever you install a new chain, keep that extra length in your tool box. Good to have.
    Yep

    Making it into jewelry is a good idea to help you hold onto them; plus they are more useful then just throwing them in your toolbox; I made a pretty tough looking bracelet with the extra ones that came from my new chains and I'm currently on my way to make a necklace

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    I always keep a few links attached to my Parktool chain tool. Makes sense to me, and it's always handy.
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