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#$%^& chain in messing with my mind. Although this is not my first chain installation, it sure feels like it.
Okay, thought I had ordered the the 530 precut 114 link DID as in the catalog; it seems that is not the case.
Installed the masterlink and Duh! find the chain to be too long. (Note to self: try to find another 530 master link before the holiday)
Yup, on the box it states 120. So by my math..... 120 links (with the master, that should mean removing seven links to get it down to 113 plus the 'to be obtained' master should put me right at 114.
Instead of cutting (as I would normally do..... I thought math was easy for me........) I actually pushed the axle forward to get an idea of where I should be. Looks like if I remove four (4) = 116 and add the master, that would put me at 117 links. Since this recently purchased bike does not look like it has been elongated. Whassup??!
Now this is with the axle all but fully forward, which does not leave much room for error.
Measure twice cut once, I know I know.
Some help here would be greatly appreciated.