Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take part in the July Giveaway for a brand new 26" Thruster® Street Style BMX Cruiser Bicycle

DX10SC Chain Shortening
Hi Guys,
So I familiarized myself with the sliding link on this chain... but I want to shorten it now as I wish to swap my triple chainset down to a double and also take that awful long jockey wheel cage off the rear and fit an Ultegra SS cage...
Thanks, Miguel

Once you have the third chainring removed and the new derailleur installed, shorten the length using this <a href="http://bikeride.com/calculate-chain-length/">chain length calculation method</a>. When it's all set up, shift the chain onto both small sprockets front and rear and take a look at the rear derailleur cage. It should be sitting at an almost horizontal position.

Thanks Alex... but do the unwanted links remove with the usual rivet extractor and will the chain need a new rivet when the chain is shortened... or can the old rivet be used... Thanks again.

I believe that chain has a quick release unit which you should remove first. Then measure the chain and remove a rivet where you want to break it. Then re-connect it using the quick-release link.


Possibly Related Threads...
Last Post

Forum Jump:

10 Latest Posts
Work Table For Wheels
Today 11:25 AM
1980 Schwinn Suburban
Today 09:22 AM
Pain from bike saddle.
Today 07:27 AM
26" Thruster® Street Style BMX | July 20...
Today 01:53 AM
Pinging noise fixed
Yesterday 09:02 PM
Yesterday 08:39 PM
Need help finding a new rear derailleur
Yesterday 06:56 PM
road bike purchase help please
Yesterday 12:27 PM
Saddle Height
Yesterday 09:50 AM
What would be a fair price for this?
Yesterday 02:54 AM

Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Jesper
59 posts
no avatar 2. Painkiller
18 posts
no avatar 3. CharleyFarley
14 posts
no avatar 4. Papa Dom
11 posts
no avatar 5. Joe_W
11 posts