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1222Re: How Much Chain?

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  • alexbknight
    Jul 6, 2007
      Normally the amount of chain required for a bike is quite simple.
      Put the chain on the large front cog, and on the large rear one, not
      running through the derailleur, and add two links.
      I don't think it would be any different for an X, i did mine this way.



      --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, "davidmoskovitz" <damosk@...>
      > --- In rootsradicals@yahoogroups.com, mac stricklen
      > <MAC_STRICKLEN@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I think the time to replace the wear-able bits of my
      > > Xtracycle's drivetrain has come, but I'm not sure how
      > > much chain is needed.
      > I don't think it quite that much, but it's definitely more than 1
      > and less than 2. If you want to know precisely, you can current
      > chain's links OR measure how far the Free Radical moves the rear
      > wheel, and do some math.
      > std chain is around 110 links, give or take (I think a typical
      > comes with 114 links, and I usually end up taking out a few). The
      > Free Radical moves the rear wheel back by x inches, at 2 links per
      > inch (1/2" pitch), you'll need 110 + 4x.
      > I'm not at home, otherwise I'd go measure, but lets assume the Free
      > Rad. moves the rear wheel 16" back. 110 + 4*16 = 174. So in this,
      > you need a little more than 1.5 chains. I stand corrected.
      > Can you tell I'd rather be somewhere other than here at work?
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