Is a chain checker worth it?
The chain checker is not a very accurate tool, and it measures the wrong thing (bushing to bushing distance). IME the Park tool is not worth the effort to try to use it when a ruler works so well and easily, plus the ruler gives you good information.
Which Park Tool chain Checker is best?
Park Tool currently offers three chain wear checking tools. The new CC-4 is certainly the best of the bunch, but I also like the CC-3.2 (for non-SRAM chains). Birzman Chain Checker in use. The Park Tool CC-2 is a common sight in pro workshops.
How often should I replace my bike chain?
If you are using a chain designed for ten or fewer gears, replace your chain as it nears the 0.75 percent mark. If you are using an eleven or twelve speed chain, replace your chain once it has reached 0.5 percent wear. For two-sprocket or single speed bikes, replace your chain as it reaches the 1 percent wear mark.
Do I need a chain wear indicator?
Worn chains can skip, shift poorly and sometimes break – which can be dangerous. A worn chain will also wear sprockets more quickly than usual, so changing it in good time will save you money in the long run. You can check for chain wear with a ruler but it’s easier with a chain wear indicator.
How do I know if my chain is worn without the tool?
Another ballpark method for checking chain wear is by measuring it with a ruler. Pick a rivet and line it up at the zero mark. Count 24 more rivets and your last rivet should be at the 12″ mark of your ruler. If it is off by more than 1/16″ your chain is stretched to the point of replacement.
How do I know what kind of bike chain I have?
For measuring the length of bicycle chain size, you need to do the following: Count the number of teeth on the biggest front sprocket and largest rear sprocket. You can find the numbers printed on the sprockets too. Next, you need to measure the distance between the crank bolt’s rear axle and midpoint.
Which chain-wear checker should I buy?
As I understand it, the “gold standards” for chain-wear checkers are the Shimano TL-CN40/41/42 and Pedro’s new-ish Chain Checker Plus — these designs all measure “true” chain wear in that they do not measure roller wear.
How do I use the chain checker?
Simply insert the Chain Checker’s pins into two links, lightly press the swing arm gauge, and then check the gauge window for an accurate reading E-gift cards must be purchased individually.
How do you check the wear on a chainsaw chain?
Now you can quickly and accurately determine the wear and stretch of any chain with the Park Tool Chain Checker. Simply insert the Chain Checker’s pins into two links, lightly press the swing arm gauge, and then check the gauge window for an accurate reading E-gift cards must be purchased individually.