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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 03:37 PM

103_9761.JPG 103_9761.JPG I was at a car show today and saw these chains on a Triumph hill climbing bike. I think they may have some advantages over others. I've tried the roller chain wrapped around the center of the tread before without good luck. This is more aggressive.

Edited by LilysDad, September 03, 2012 - 03:42 PM.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 03:38 PM

There is no picture?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 03:46 PM

The owner wasn't around, so I don't know how he got the links through the roller chain. I thought someone here could tell us that.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:02 PM

Those look like they would give tons of traction! I don't know how he got the links into the chains either, maybe they are not homemade chains after all?

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:24 PM

Maybe like this....
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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:29 PM

That first link might work.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:36 PM

Maybe just cut the links and welded to the roller chain. Not sure.
I'd think these give outstanding traction, though I'm not sure it's a good idea to use them on asphalt or concrete that you don't want marked up.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 04:37 PM

It looks like those links are welded together from the factory just like the others. I think the chain is to fat to slide over the tight bend of that link.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 05:50 PM

Roller chain is exceptionally strong, linearly.
I don't imagine it's nearly as strong that way. If you really got to digging it would bend and then break the pins. If it didn't cause serious damage to the bike or driver, it would make one heck of a racket.

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Posted September 03, 2012 - 09:31 PM

If you look close it looks like he cut and welded the links in the side chains for each cross chain. That
is a pile of work there!
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Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:55 AM

I'd be concerned about the roller chain abrading the rubber over time. It's pretty sharp compared to regular chain and would be slipping back and forth in a relatively small area. Might be good for hill-climbing, but racers tend to replace their tires a lot more than tractor drivers.

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Posted September 04, 2012 - 05:25 PM

I'm not sure about this bike, but hill climbers may use this type of chains on the rear wheel to climb "The Widow Maker".



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Posted September 06, 2012 - 08:48 AM

I don't think the chain would go around the bent on any of those links. I've thought about making chains. Seems I could make them cheaper than buying. I've been looking for a set but the people that have then locally think highly of them.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 05:04 PM

I have a set of chains and weights I'm figuring on getting rid of and I'm pretty reasonable.

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Posted September 06, 2012 - 06:26 PM

Look close at the roller chain at the 10 o'clock position. Just to the right of the roller chain, you can make out a bulge in the link, right next to the curve. He cut the chain, bent the long side outward, slipped on the chain, then welded the cut. Slick job he did!




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