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Measuring chain link width
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Ebaying for a missing link chain connector i see some are made for 6.6, 7.1, and 7.3 mm. thick chains. To measure, i assume you put the caliper around the fat link and avoid the pins. Anyone out there know the right way?

Also, I'm confused by the figure 3/32" on the new chain box since that equals only 2.5 mm, and no chain is that thin unless it's gold or silver. Sheldon Brown's ghost is silent on the subj.
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#2
All the links I have bought have been identified by their chain speed?
ie 8 speed 10 speed etc.


Sheldon:-
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ch.html
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(12-26-2010, 03:16 PM)cyclerUK Wrote:  All the links I have bought have been identified by their chain speed?
ie 8 speed 10 speed etc.


Sheldon:-
http://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_ch.html
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Going by the KMC connector links, the less speeds recommended, the thicker the chain....
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#4
Usually, you have a missing link for 6-7-8 speed, then one for 9 speed, and one for 10 speed... I don't know if there's one for Campagnolo 11 speed...
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