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every1 Should have onecarbonguy
May 29, 2001 8:49 PM
park tool chain checker. tells you exactly how much chain stretch you got going on. I also think its a good idea to remove factory chain grease. Soak your new chain in paint thinner for a few hours rinse it off and let it dry before using real chain lube.
It's handy, but you don't need it.cory
May 30, 2001 10:14 AM
You can do the same thing with a 49-cent ruler. Put the end of it right on a pin in the chain, stretch the chain down and look at the 12-inch mark on the ruler. In a new chain, it will bisect a pin. If it's more than 12-1/8 inch, replace the chain.
chain wax rulesBreck
May 31, 2001 9:28 AM
yeah i bought one of these in my *gotta have every bike specific tool* phase. nifty little tool & so is the park pizza cutter :) still use the 12" crescent on the headsets though.