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Gattopardo

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Making a chain whip from an old chain
« on: May 28, 2008, 02:08:39 pm »
How would you go about this?

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 02:11:26 pm »
How would you go about this?
I screwed about 25 links worth onto a piece of 1"x1", works a treat.

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 05:18:34 pm »
Take a piece of steel bar from B&Q, drill three holes in it for the pins, take some 1/8" chain, push the pins almost out and then hammer them in so it's riveted to the bar.  Use an existing chain whip as a template (borrow one or find a good photo).  Wrap some handlebar tape round the other end as a handle.

The optimum length is a hand's width greater then your wheel radius; any more and it's pointless because your other hand has to turn the rim of the wheel (which limits leverage), too short and it's awkward.
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 05:20:01 pm »
Wrap some handlebar tape  an old inner tube round the other end as a handle.


Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2008, 10:26:15 am »
How would you go about this?

You open your front door, get on your bike, ride to the lbs and buy one!!  :P
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Gattopardo

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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008, 10:59:17 am »
How would you go about this?

You open your front door, get on your bike, ride to the lbs and buy one!!  :P

I actually have one but its too short IMO.

Roger really has come up with a great idea.

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2008, 06:47:49 pm »
Do I have to post the picture again?  Oh, all right...



The other hole is to hang it up on a nail.
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2008, 12:01:33 pm »
I don't know what effect it has on sprockets, but by God it terrifies me!
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Gattopardo

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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2008, 12:35:08 pm »
I don't know what effect it has on sprockets, but by God it terrifies me!

Me too, maybe he scares the cassettes off.



Ps The length idea is brilliant, really does make it so much easier.

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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2008, 06:14:32 pm »
I have a length of chain screwed to the wall in the garage.

Works for me.

On the road, I use "The Next Best Thing" from SPa Cycles and it is brilliant.

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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 11:46:18 am »
How would you go about this?
I screwed about 25 links worth onto a piece of 1"x1", works a treat.

I used 4" x1" and cut the end into an angle. The soft pine lets the sprockets dig into it without damage. Works very well.
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2010, 01:14:17 pm »
Do I have to post the picture again?  Oh, all right...



The other hole is to hang it up on a nail.

That is seriously scary  :o
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 03:22:17 pm »
It's the neatness of the kitchen that adds to it too!

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 03:39:50 pm »
I went to the opposite extreme.  No handle.




Wrap a length of chain around the sprocket and drive the pin back in.  This left a link* sticking out as a tight V shape.   This then went in the vice and prevented the sprocket turning whilst I used both hands to turn the wheel.





* i.e. the section made up of three pins, two outer plates and two innet plates

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2010, 03:51:11 pm »
I have a length of chain screwed to the wall in the garage.

Works for me.

On the road, I use "The Next Best Thing" from SPa Cycles and it is brilliant.

H

I only ever bother to use the NBT now.   It is so simple yet so effective. 

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2010, 03:58:32 pm »
It's the neatness of the kitchen that adds to it too!

And that it happens to be 22:22.

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2010, 01:40:30 pm »
I reckon RZ should be cast in some kind of east end gangster movie - going around mashing people up with his chain whip!
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2010, 08:33:32 pm »
Texas Swindon Chainsaw Whip Massacre  ;D ;D
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2010, 08:40:41 am »
I've got a park chain whip, but I think it uses old-style sub-8 speed chain as it doesn't really fit very well to 9-speed casettes as the links are a bit too wide.

I was toying with the idea of removing the old chain and re-building with 9-speed chain using the shimano snap-off links that I never fit.

It's a job for when the fettling tasks are running low  ;)

Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2010, 10:09:14 am »

I actually have one but its too short IMO.

Surely, the simplest solution would be to extend the handle of the one you've got? Length of wood + some gaffer tape = job done...  :demon:
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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2010, 06:18:50 pm »
I've got a park chain whip, but I think it uses old-style sub-8 speed chain as it doesn't really fit very well to 9-speed casettes as the links are a bit too wide.

I was toying with the idea of removing the old chain and re-building with 9-speed chain using the shimano snap-off links that I never fit.

It's a job for when the fettling tasks are running low  ;)

I changed the chain on a chainwhip from 3/32 to 1/8 quite simple by using a large nut and a punch. You drive the pin out of the chain in the hole and replace it easily with the chain you want by taping the pin back through. Didnt take long and meant i could have a 1/8th chainwhip.


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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2010, 02:46:04 pm »
Just take the chain off the bike, wrap the end about your pedal spanner, greet your aunt's husband Robert.

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Re: Making a chain whip from an old chain
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2010, 09:55:41 pm »
oops nm