+1Cut it to the same number of links.
+100 on changing sprokets with chain or visa-versa.+1
I've cut a new chain before to where the axle fit all the way forward... Big no..no... I believe this caused me to replace that chain after a few thousand miles due to possibly overtightening and improper slack specifications..
Thanks to the great folks in here, almost made the same mistake twice.
Use the same amount of links as the old chain. Also a VERY good idea to change both front and rear sprockets with a new chain as they wear and fit together.
wardie;2027710 Once new chain was on I took a set of venier calipers and mic'd from the flat on the adjusting stud to the side of the square axle holder. Once I had that measurement I was able to duplicate on the other side. [/QUOTE said:I thought I was the only one who broke about the venier calipers to do alignment...
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