Tech Tips: BMX Chain Installation and Maintenance 20

A broken chain on your BMX bike sucks, but it's easy to fix! BK runs you through everything you need to know about chains.

Credit: Vital BMX

GlennPPMilligan 5/5/2009 10:51 PM

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if i wind up my cranks after i bring my bike inside the chain gets a kink in it and it stays until you put tension on the chain.
do i just put oil on it?

btw its a half link

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when youre getting a chain breaker, there are different option CT3, CT7, etc. what does that mean? does it have to do with your bikes pin size?

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you take a link out of the chain to make the chain shorter or move your wheel back more if you have the room, if the chain keeps loosing get chain tensioners or taper-lock spacers

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@freestyle, yes it's a good chain. You have to be a big grinding fan for it to have it point though. I know 2 people with it and they both love it more than all other chains! :D

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@ mfreestyle_2000, better off just going with the shadow interlock 2. it offers the streangth that your gonna need for a chain to last years, and its about $20 cheaper than the dk and i could only imagine that the shadow chain is a hole hell of a lot lighter. the dk chain is a rediculous amount of material and i couldnt see it being any better than the shadow. go for shadow only $32

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what about, when your chain needs some oil? or grease? cuz my chain starts making sounds when is like to dry, and i use like oil for engine or oil for a chainsaw, but it makes it like to grease and dirt and black and ugly

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That's such a cool video. I know how to do that, I had to learn by trial and error which I did a lot trying to fix chains. Sweet video, should help a lot of people.

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