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How many links in a hyperglide chain?(3 posts)

How many links in a hyperglide chain?Rolf Sindoe
Dec 9, 2001 9:12 AM
Are the number of links in a hyperglide chain in any way relevant? (9-speed Shimano) - I just saw a package at my LBS that said "116 links"???
Dec 9, 2001 10:34 AM
It is relevant, it tells you how long the chain is. Some applications, like tandems, require more than 116 links.
116 in all new chains, far as I knowcory
Dec 10, 2001 11:02 AM
At least when I was learning to work on bikes, the grizzled old LBS owner said count the links as you lube, and when you get to 116 you'll know you've lubed every one. Probably some of them twice, since you usually remove a few when you install the chain.