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Proper chain size for 43T rear sprocket

I'm going to have a 43T rear sprocket and new chain installed (using to stock front sprocket).

I've read on here where the smaller diameter of the 43T results in a loss of about 3/4 of the chain adjustment.

So, anyone know the proper number of links for use on the 43T?


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I'm going to have a 43T rear sprocket and new chain installed (using to stock front sprocket).

I've read on here where the smaller diameter of the 43T results in a loss of about 3/4 of the chain adjustment.

So, anyone know the proper number of links for use on the 43T?

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Using the stock 114 link chain, the rear wheel moves back by 0.51" (12.8mm) when using a 15/43T sprocket combo.
If you wanted to, remove 2 links (112 links), and the rear wheel will only move forwards by 0.12" (3.1mm).

Above info taken from this web site - www.gearingcommander.com

Also the 15/43T and 112 link chain will also give a better Same Tooth - Same Link wear ratio than stock - See HERE for details.

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don't bother

don't bother touching it, I ran the stock chain on a 43t with mine, and after 20,000km it's still going strong with lots of adjustment left yet. all the hassle of cutting, riveting etc isn't worth it imo
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Sprocketcenter.com sent me a 112-pin chain to go with my 43-tooth rear. It keeps the adjustments near the middle. At one time I posted a picture of where on the length of the chain adjustment the 112-pin chain put things, so it is somewhere on this forum.

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Thanks guys, I"m ordering a new chain anyway, so a 112 link it will be.

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I'm on the stock chain with 43T and no issues... lots of room to adjust if need be, not sure why you would change it.


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I'm on the stock chain with 43T and no issues... lots of room to adjust if need be, not sure why you would change it.
The only reason that I changed the length of the chain is that I was replacing the whole set - sprockets and chain. Then it makes a bit of sense that a smaller rear sprocket will work better with a shorter chain. I am certain that the stock chain will also work, but at some point it is actually advantageous to have the shorter chain.

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