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100 chain links likely to be enough?

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Old 07-24-09, 02:44 PM
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100 chain links likely to be enough?

.. on a standard chainstay length, with a 49T in the front, and ~16T in the rear?
I don't have the bike built up yet, nor am I at home at the moment. Looking to place an order for a few more parts.
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Old 07-24-09, 03:25 PM
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what's 'standard length' and why does this matter? break the chain when you've got your wheel and crankset on and you've measured it.
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I'm not worried about too many, I'm worried about not enough.
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i don't think it's really an issue at all. it's not an absurd ratio, you should be fine.

if i were you, i'd just buy two chains. if one's enough, awesome! use the other chain when this one dies. if not, add more links.
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I've got 100 links exactly, and it just fits with my 45x16 drivetrain on a 57cm frame
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