Chain Length

ajkerr73
ajkerr73 Posts: 318
edited July 2019 in Workshop
Currently have a 28 tooth cassette and short cage on my bike.

Changing to 32 tooth and medium cage.

How many extra links should I add to the chain length (a new chain obviously)?

Comments

  • hairy_boy
    hairy_boy Posts: 345
    I've always wrapped the chain around the large chainring on the front and the largest cog on the back (without passing it through the derailleur) and then added a complete chain link (which is moving to the 2nd pin along the chain and splitting there). Always worked well for me.
  • ajkerr73
    ajkerr73 Posts: 318
    Hairy Boy wrote:
    I've always wrapped the chain around the large chainring on the front and the largest cog on the back (without passing it through the derailleur) and then added a complete chain link (which is moving to the 2nd pin along the chain and splitting there). Always worked well for me.

    Cheers
  • arlowood
    arlowood Posts: 2,561
    The calculator in the link below is another option which I've used successfully for many years.

    http://www.machinehead-software.co.uk/b ... hcalc.html
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,535
    Ajkerr73 wrote:
    Currently have a 28 tooth cassette and short cage on my bike.

    Changing to 32 tooth and medium cage.

    How many extra links should I add to the chain length (a new chain obviously)?
    assume the manufacturer of the rear derailleur knows best and follow their instructions - all available online
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny