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 Post subject: correct chain length
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:11 pm 
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I have a new chain shimano hg40 that needs fitting to my univega alpina 5.3. Does anyone know how many links are required for the correct chain length. Currently the new chain has 116 links.


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 Post subject: Re: correct chain length
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:45 pm 
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Not sure about that individual bike, but generally chain around biggest rings plus two ( one inch worth ) of additional links........hope that helps!......


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 Post subject: Re: correct chain length
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:50 pm 
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Try looking here :
http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-hel ... gth-sizing


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 Post subject: Re: correct chain length
PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:31 am 
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feetabix wrote:
Not sure about that individual bike, but generally chain around biggest rings plus two ( one inch worth ) of additional links........hope that helps!......


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