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post #1 of 9 Old 05-15-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Did I do this right?

So this is my first time riveting a chain. How did I do?

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post #2 of 9 Old 05-15-2012, 06:58 PM
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The rivets look great I think. After I'm done I usually just try to flex the joints to make sure it's not binding.

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Looks really good! When the chain is hanging slack between sprockets, have a look at the link to see that is in line with the rest of the chain - the only way to check for binding, sadly, is to check for its absence...a nice straight chain shows free movement.

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Trusting the riveting is done right, always check the outside width with a vernier and compare to the factory riveted widths.
Tight is not a good thing when it comes to chain links.

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I just did my first the other night as well; used a small caliper to measure the outside distances on 'normal' links, then measured the master link as I was pressing it.

Measured also the pre-and post size of the mushroom on the rivet to verify that it was close to the size of the pins on normal links. Seemed to work pretty good! Chain is still on, anyway.

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Is that the rings protruding from the top of the link? If they are smashed it's too tight. Maybe it's my eyes playing tricks.

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That looks really good! Where can I get a decent chain press for cheap?

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Originally Posted by Whiplash97 View Post
That looks really good! Where can I get a decent chain press for cheap?
found this: buy it now for $50. This is the only tool you will need to rivet and cut chains.
Or you can get it new for $100. Usable on 520,525,530 and 532 size chains.

D.I.D. 501E Chain And Rivet Tool | eBay

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