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post #1 of 8 Old 06-26-2011, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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anyone good with bicycles??

i have a specialzed FSR that my dad gave me.. i forget when we bought it, 98? its still like new except for the fact i snapped the chain...

what i wanna know is how the hell do i find a chain for it? i cant seem to find anywhere online.. id RATHER NOT go to a bicycle shop..


any ideas?? i dont even know how to order them.. i see alot saying "for 8 speed" well the bikes like a 24 speed so im guessing the "8 speed" they measure by the gears on the back??

arghhhhhhhhh help!~
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look for markings on the chain itself and count the links of the snapped chain
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Find the answers to these questions and hit up Jensonusa.com.

1) How many cogs on the back cassette? Thats the speed chain you need
2) What brand shifters and such are on the bike...shimano or sram etc...I would buy a chain of the same brand
3) For length you want to put it on the largest rear and front cog at the same time and still be able to shift without killing your rear deraillur, usually if your in these gears and the rear deraillur is at 45 degrees from the ground you have the perfect length..cut it there and pin it back together

Done!!

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find the answers to these questions and hit up jensonusa.com.

1) how many cogs on the back cassette? Thats the speed chain you need
2) what brand shifters and such are on the bike...shimano or sram etc...i would buy a chain of the same brand
3) for length you want to put it on the largest rear and front cog at the same time and still be able to shift without killing your rear deraillur, usually if your in these gears and the rear deraillur is at 45 degrees from the ground you have the perfect length..cut it there and pin it back together

done!!

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Find the answers to these questions and hit up Jensonusa.com.

1) How many cogs on the back cassette? Thats the speed chain you need
2) What brand shifters and such are on the bike...shimano or sram etc...I would buy a chain of the same brand
3) For length you want to put it on the largest rear and front cog at the same time and still be able to shift without killing your rear deraillur, usually if your in these gears and the rear deraillur is at 45 degrees from the ground you have the perfect length..cut it there and pin it back together

Done!!


thanks brother! not sure how i snapped another chain! bicycle shop did it last time.. was when dad owned it..i pedaled it really hard and snapped it.. i can leg press close to 900 pounds, so that prob was why haha..


8 cogs on the back, shimano shifters and deraillurs
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You can also try Performance Bike and Bike Nashbar for online bike parts.

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Find the answers to these questions and hit up Jensonusa.com.

1) How many cogs on the back cassette? Thats the speed chain you need
2) What brand shifters and such are on the bike...shimano or sram etc...I would buy a chain of the same brand
3) For length you want to put it on the largest rear and front cog at the same time and still be able to shift without killing your rear deraillur, usually if your in these gears and the rear deraillur is at 45 degrees from the ground you have the perfect length..cut it there and pin it back together

Done!!
thanks for the site bro, rep sent !! they seemed to be cheap priced! chain was like $8 less than on ebay!

went with a Shimano HG-70 Hyperglide Chain hope its a good one!
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i have a specialzed FSR that my dad gave me.. i forget when we bought it, 98? its still like new except for the fact i snapped the chain...

what i wanna know is how the hell do i find a chain for it? i cant seem to find anywhere online.. id RATHER NOT go to a bicycle shop..


any ideas?? i dont even know how to order them.. i see alot saying "for 8 speed" well the bikes like a 24 speed so im guessing the "8 speed" they measure by the gears on the back??

arghhhhhhhhh help!~
If you bought it at a specialized retailer you should have a lifetime warranty on it. If you take it to them they should do the work for free and recommend a good chain. I have a specialized elite. I bought it about a year ago and that's what they told me. I would check with them for future reference to see if you have a warranty. good luck



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