## Re: How Much Chain?

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• ... 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
Message 1 of 6 , Jul 5, 2007
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<MAC_STRICKLEN@...> wrote:
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> 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 chain
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?
• 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
Message 2 of 6 , Jul 6, 2007
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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
I don't think it would be any different for an X, i did mine this way.

Cheers

Alex

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> --- 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
chain
> 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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