## Re: How Much Chain?

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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 running through the
Message 1 of 6 , 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
I don't think it would be any different for an X, i did mine this way.

Cheers

Alex

wrote:
>
> --- 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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