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    Removing 2 Links from the chain
    on: May 18, 2022, 11:24:20 pm
    May 18, 2022, 11:24:20 pm
    I'm having a shop install a 42T rear sprocket and the chain shortened by 2 links next week.

    The shop asked for a pic of the chain so they can make sure they have the correct master link? (something like that)

    I don't know crap about chain cutting so I defer to you guys.

    Thanks in advance.
    Last Edit: May 18, 2022, 11:39:15 pm by Ant

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 08:28:34 am
    May 19, 2022, 08:28:34 am
    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    I'm having a shop install a 42T rear sprocket and the chain shortened by 2 links next week.

    The shop asked for a pic of the chain so they can make sure they have the correct master link? (something like that)

    I don't know crap about chain cutting so I defer to you guys.

    Thanks in advance.

    Assuming Gen-1..?? You don't say which you have. If you still have the original OEM chain, it will be a Regina 525.

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #2 on: May 19, 2022, 09:08:38 am
    May 19, 2022, 09:08:38 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Assuming Gen-1..?? You don't say which you have. If you still have the original OEM chain, it will be a Regina 525.

    Smithy.

    See what I mean? I’m chainus dopus.

    Gen 1 and it’s a Regina 525.

    In regards to cutting out 2 links for my soon to be installed 42T, it should be straight forward for a shop to not eff it up?

    I’m an over thinker but only require a low dosage of meds.

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #3 on: May 19, 2022, 09:35:59 am
    May 19, 2022, 09:35:59 am
    I think all they are asking for is size, which is 525 in the XR's case and the type of pins, Solid or hollow, most high quality chains for this power are solid pins. which need a different chain tool to the hollow pins anyway.

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #4 on: May 19, 2022, 03:19:48 pm
    May 19, 2022, 03:19:48 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    I think all they are asking for is size, which is 525 in the XR's case and the type of pins, Solid or hollow, most high quality chains for this power are solid pins. which need a different chain tool to the hollow pins anyway.

    My 'hollow' link-pins (which are way easier to flare) - are only hollow in the area beyond the outer link plate, so still have the solid pin diameter in shear.

    When you flare the ends with the correct side-link/side-link dimensions (16mm?) - there should be no issue.

    Are there totally-tubular link pins out there?

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #5 on: May 19, 2022, 09:43:55 pm
    May 19, 2022, 09:43:55 pm
    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    I think all they are asking for is size, which is 525 in the XR's case and the type of pins, Solid or hollow, most high quality chains for this power are solid pins. which need a different chain tool to the hollow pins anyway.

    Should I ask for the two links that they will remove, is it possible (or a good idea) to reinstall if I don't like the 42T sprocket?

    Thanks all for the help :037:

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #6 on: May 20, 2022, 09:53:31 pm
    May 20, 2022, 09:53:31 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ant [+]
    Should I ask for the two links that they will remove, is it possible (or a good idea) to reinstall if I don't like the 42T sprocket?

    Thanks all for the help :037:

    If you're not sure if you'll like the 42t... and before you go cutting links out, a 42t will still fit but the chain adjustment will be very near the back, will give you a chance to "try before you buy". Not a good idea to try to "refit" the two links you remove as you'll need two new joining links to do so as removing links will require the pin heads to be "ground off".

    How many miles on the original chain...? It's normally not a good idea to fit new sprockets with an old chain...and vice-versa.

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #7 on: May 20, 2022, 10:20:53 pm
    May 20, 2022, 10:20:53 pm
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    If you're not sure if you'll like the 42t... and before you go cutting links out, a 42t will still fit but the chain adjustment will be very near the back, will give you a chance to "try before you buy". Not a good idea to try to "refit" the two links you remove as you'll need two new joining links to do so as removing links will require the pin heads to be "ground off".

    How many miles on the original chain...? It's normally not a good idea to fit new sprockets with an old chain...and vice-versa.

    Smithy.

    9000 miles on the chain.

    You guys rock thanks again for the info.

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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #8 on: May 27, 2022, 06:08:55 pm
    May 27, 2022, 06:08:55 pm
    If you want to switch back to the standard sprocket 45 T it will fit even with the 2 links removed no need to refit them I also have the 42 T sprocket on and swap and change between the two
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    Re: Removing 2 Links from the chain
    Reply #9 on: August 11, 2022, 09:36:51 pm
    August 11, 2022, 09:36:51 pm
    Slightly off topic
    Apologies
    But is there a 530 alternative for the XR
    For maximum strength ?
    Thanx
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