How To Size A Bike Chain
This episode will take you through the sizing and installation of a new bicycle chain.
How to size a bike chain. So to find out the size of your chain basically it s the speeds of your bicycle. Performed on a dengfu r 02 with a shimano s 11 speed 6800 ultegra groupset. So in the rear here you ll see if you count each cog there s one two three four five there s nine cogs here. If you need to replace the chain on your bike determine how long the new chain needs to be.
An 11 speed cassette requires a different chain to a 9 speed one the chain must be thinner in order to fit into the narrower spaces between the sprockets. Additionally to require the rigorous equation the bike would need a very short chain stay such as 15 inches or under in length. As the front and rear sprockets differ more in size the chain must diverge more off a line represented by the chain stay. This video will walk you through each step of chain replacement including checking removing the old chain sizing and routing the new chain and connecting the chain using a connecting rivet or.
You can compare the original chain to the new chain and match the rivets. To check if it was the correct size shift the bike to the smallest sprockets and check the chain for any slack. This video will take you step by step through sizing a bike chain including determining whether your old chain was correctly sized sizing to an old chain and the largest cog chainring method. The type of chain you need will depend on the type of bike you are riding.
Check out more episodes. If you don t have the original chain or it s the wrong size use the largest cog and chainring to find the cutting point on the new chain. Size to old chain count links if your old chain was sized correctly it can be used to determine the length of your new chain. Methods to determine chain length method 1.
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