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  • bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

    it's for a TLS.

    thanks,
    Adrian.

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    Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

    I think you will need 111 but don't quote me.

    I think mine is 107 with a 17/38 and I think you need one more link per tooth. Someone smarter than me can post up... but most chains are sold plenty long enough... 120 or so, and you shorten them anyway.
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    • #3
      I've never bothered to count them - who does that

      Just make sure the wheel is fully forward in the swinger before you install the chain, doing so ensures you have "adjustment room".

      Page 2-17 in the manual for specs.

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      • #4
        Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

        Patch... When you clean each link individually with a toothbrush dipped in children's tears you kinda know how many you have.

        Or it could be that I got a new chain recently and I remembered.
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          Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

          I Have 17/42 I Bought 108 Link Chain In 530 Don't Remember Doing Anything But Installing It
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          • #6
            Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

            I think they say you can use a 41 with stalk chain. What I have sean is 104 so 108 should be plenty.

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            • #7
              Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

              You guys may be right... with my 107 my wheel is back a bit... so a 108, up close, I'll bet it will work.
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              • #8
                Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

                so I'm covered... I bought a 120 links chain..

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                • #9
                  Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

                  Just for reference,
                  ON TLR I have 17/43 and 106 links puts the wheel in stock location.

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                  • #10
                    Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

                    TLS 17/38 Std on 104 links.
                    TLS can go 17/40 on 104 links.

                    I think I went 106 on 17/42.

                    But I went 120, wrapped it, marked it, cut it, joined it.
                    "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                    • #11
                      Re: bought new sprockets 17/42 , how many links do I need on my new chain?

                      Originally posted by Steve TLS View Post
                      wrapped it, marked it, cut it, joined it.
                      ^^^ This man knows his stuff. This is the procedure I have always used as well, regardless of sprocket size.

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