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Installing Smaller Chainring On Homemade Fixie

The 53t chainring was just too big for the fixie. But I sort of knew that when I built it, but that was what I had on hand at the time. I looked for a deal on a 46t chain ring and got one on ebay. So I installed it on my fixed gear bike …Read more »

How To Size A Bike Chain Length

I show the process of sizing a bike chain to figure out the correct length. This is done by testing the chain with the gearing at both extremes (small chain ring/small cog and big chain ring/big cog).

Bike Chain Replacement

The chain on this Trek 850 was extremely worn. So I replaced it with a new KMC chain. I like the KMC chains with the missing link connector. They are also very affordable. Park Tool CC-3.2 Chain Gauge: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000OZFIMQ/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 Park Tool CT-5 Chain Break Tool: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000RZMWE0/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 Park Tool CT-3.2 Chain Break Tool: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZN1Q0Q/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 KMC Z-72 …Read more »

How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A Ruler

I was asked how to measure chain wear without using a gauge like Park Tool’s CC-3 or CC 3.2. So I made this video of how to measure chain stretch (wear) using a 12 inch ruler.

Cleaning And Lubricating A Bike Chain

I show how to clean a greasy, dirty bike chain using a Park Tool CM-5 Cyclone Chain Scrubber. Then I lubricate the chain with Finish Line Dry Teflon Bicycle Chain Lube. This is the chain scrubber tool I used in the video: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007HDNOT2/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20