Chain length

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jfagan
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Chain length

Postby jfagan » 10 Nov 2018, 10:53am

Okay, question is this.

What are the risks/problems with running a chain 1 link too short? I currently have a pinned chain but want to remove one so it allows a quick link. Makes it easier to clean and maintain.

What adjustments would i have to make e.g. b-tension screw? Or will it all work fine with no problems??

Thanks

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meic
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Re: Chain length

Postby meic » 10 Nov 2018, 11:00am

You just remove the outer plates, which is no more difficult (in fact easier as nothing to rejoin after wards) than removing a whole link of inner and outer plates. Then your chain remains the same length.
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Brucey
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Re: Chain length

Postby Brucey » 10 Nov 2018, 11:13am

as Meic says the quicklink replaces a half-link with outer side plates on it.

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the chain is exactly the same length as before once the quicklink is installed.

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