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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:05 pm 
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About to refit the Armstrong

Regarding chain length, as this will be a 5 speed with rear changer only does the large to large plus 2 links measure i used to use for 10 speed still apply? Or do i set up large rear to front at almost full stretch (level) on the rear mech?

I do have the old chain to count links but have changed form benelux to campag but they seem similar dimension wise so should i just do that?

Its been a long time. :facepalm: :oops:

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:15 pm 
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Same applies...why would you want any more chain?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:21 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Same applies...why would you want any more chain?


So just count links?

It's all this old stuff and its been a long time since i had to set up a bike from bits (30+ years)

Just count the links then? I did notice the new jockey wheel cage needs to be forward to avoid the largest rear cog whereas the old one had a different design with nothing above top wheel. It started me thinking and questioning my memory of doing this..


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:36 pm 
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Just stuck the old chain on and way short so wheel further back in new hanger methinks plus longer mech means back to +2 on new chain?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:07 pm 
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As long as the system doesn't wreck itself if you accidentally engage big/big. If the mech looks really bad in a mock up scenario, add a link.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:36 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:18 am 
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Don't forget if you use a chain with a master link its just +1 link :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:59 am 
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yep. saved again! I love this place.

Just been fitting new bars that arrived this morning. Chain ordered as old one too short. With a master link.

Love the avatar. Reduced my wife to tears when i played her 'Love Letter' she was expecting my usual NC depressive/raging/oppressive style stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 2:12 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
yep. saved again! I love this place.

Just been fitting new bars that arrived this morning. Chain ordered as old one too short. With a master link.

Love the avatar. Reduced my wife to tears when i played her 'Love Letter' she was expecting my usual NC depressive/raging/oppressive style stuff.


Even the avatar looks depressed :)

Here's another to make the girls cry



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:03 pm 
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