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Offline voodoocars

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Slammed rear end
« on: May 01, 2019, 08:54 AM »
Right.. I have a Hoffman Bama 25yr anniversary bike. 25/ 9 gears I think.
At the moment to get the chain tight the rear axle is right at the back of the dropouts. I want the rear slammmed so how do I work out what chain - 1/2 link or standard (which is what is on it) will fit correctly?

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Re: Slammed rear end
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2019, 04:12 PM »
 :) You can buy a single half-link that will fit onto your existing chain.
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Re: Slammed rear end
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2019, 06:58 PM »
KMC Missing link will do it ,  it works like a half link,  size wise,  just clips together with pliers , , or when you put pressure on the canks  :daumenhoch:

 used a few of these on standard chains,  seem ok, don't break like the old split link , still prefere to remake the chain without a removeable link ,  but if you need to then these are about the best option

dont forget you need a little slack in the chain to get it off the chain  wheel,   to get the wheel in and out
« Last Edit: May 01, 2019, 07:02 PM by oldtired »

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Re: Slammed rear end
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2019, 09:08 PM »
Well Iíve just measured the back end and itís 13.75 which is about ideal but it can go down to 13.5 so I fancy trying that.

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Re: Slammed rear end
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2019, 12:34 AM »
 :) The missing link is fine but won`t shorten the chain as it is still technically an outer link whereeas a half-link will do. .https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/components-c9/chains-c64/half-link-1-2-x-1-8-link-p13736
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Re: Slammed rear end
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2019, 04:03 PM »
I whipped the half link chain off my colony and put it on the Hoffman. With a few links out its just about slammed and the difference in doing manuals is really noticeable even though the rear axle has moved only about 8 mm.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2019, 06:10 PM by voodoocars »

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Re: Slammed rear end
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2019, 10:25 AM »
Youíve probably worked this out yourself, but just for reference a full link shortens/lengthens a chain approximately 1/2Ē and a half link shortens/lenghtens approximately 1/4Ē  :daumenhoch:
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