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Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 20:23 pm

I took the Shimano 10 speed 5700 chain off my bike to clean it, do these chains have an inner an outer side, one side of the chain has writing on the links the other side has little slits in the links.
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby thecycleclinic » Tue Oct 02, 2012 22:31 pm

The chains are meant to directional I think. I hope you have shimano special joining pin or a master link to re join.

Did you find the noise from the back end?
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 22:40 pm

i will be using a Connex speed link, just found out the writing on the chain faces outward slits inward.
I took your advise and removed the cassette and put some oil down the side of the freehub body and also put some wet lube on the chain and the noise has gone. Happy chappie.
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby houndlegs » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:37 pm

If I remember correctly,the connex link should be fitted a certain way. There should be a diagram supplied with it .

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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 21:43 pm

Yea it has to be fitted a certain way, "frown down"
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby careful » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:15 pm

"frown down"


Assuming you are fitting it to the upper chain run. On the bottom run this would become "smile up".

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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 15:23 pm

careful are you sure? i was always told frown down on the bottom run
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 20:52 pm

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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby careful » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:59 pm

Some confusion here (probably caused by me)! I am refering to the frown or concave radius in the edge of the side plate, in which case frown down on the upper run so that it rides over the curve of the sprocket. If you mean the frown of the elongated hole, then it is down on the lower run as you say.

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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 17:41 pm

I was referring to the frown of the elongated hole
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby NewTTer » Sat Oct 06, 2012 08:36 am

Just use a KMC one, it doesnt matter then!

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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Bikeit65 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 15:50 pm

Where's the fun in that.
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Re: Fitting a chain

Postby Papa Ado » Mon Oct 08, 2012 02:02 am

NewTTer wrote:Just use a KMC one, it doesnt matter then!


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