Tech Tips: BMX Chain Installation and Maintenance 20

A broken chain on your BMX bike sucks, but it's easy to fix! BK runs you through everything you need to know about chains.

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  • Jimmy_Flores

    1/24/2012 8:44 PM

    if i wind up my cranks after i bring my bike inside the chain gets a kink in it and it stays until you put tension on the chain.
    do i just put oil on it?

    btw its a half link

  • danny3white

    7/31/2011 6:54 PM

    when youre getting a chain breaker, there are different option CT3, CT7, etc. what does that mean? does it have to do with your bikes pin size?

  • FIT_bOyEE

    1/21/2011 12:06 PM

    you take a link out of the chain to make the chain shorter or move your wheel back more if you have the room, if the chain keeps loosing get chain tensioners or taper-lock spacers

  • K-portramprider286

    1/2/2011 7:42 AM

    what do you do if its loose

  • pre-rider15

    6/21/2010 1:43 AM

    @freestyle, yes it's a good chain. You have to be a big grinding fan for it to have it point though. I know 2 people with it and they both love it more than all other chains! :D

  • pre-rider15

    6/21/2010 1:40 AM

    @chrisMarino, the dk is actually lighter than the shadow. Danscomp.com

  • lurch

    6/20/2010 6:47 PM

    kmc 510 chain all the way and use a park tools chain breaker there the best i think

  • ZaCh...P

    6/20/2010 6:03 PM

    Why does the chain get a tight spot after a while just message me with the answer please and is there anything i can do to fix this

  • chrisMarino

    6/20/2010 12:56 PM

    @ mfreestyle_2000, better off just going with the shadow interlock 2. it offers the streangth that your gonna need for a chain to last years, and its about $20 cheaper than the dk and i could only imagine that the shadow chain is a hole hell of a lot lighter. the dk chain is a rediculous amount of material and i couldnt see it being any better than the shadow. go for shadow only $32

  • popochoneitor5000

    6/20/2010 12:17 PM

    what about, when your chain needs some oil? or grease? cuz my chain starts making sounds when is like to dry, and i use like oil for engine or oil for a chainsaw, but it makes it like to grease and dirt and black and ugly

  • mfreestyle_2000

    6/20/2010 10:11 AM

    Does anyone know if the new dk chain that protects the sprocket is any good?

  • kinkpeps

    6/20/2010 8:32 AM

    the pedals are dk think medal pedals

  • AEMcKiwi

    6/20/2010 4:51 AM

    That's such a cool video. I know how to do that, I had to learn by trial and error which I did a lot trying to fix chains. Sweet video, should help a lot of people.

  • HAROF2

    6/20/2010 3:56 AM

    i just got a kmc k710sl chain and my chain braker wont work on it,its just a regular chain braker though.

  • Bradderrz

    5/25/2010 12:20 PM

    what happens if you get a tight link when you have put your chain back together

  • RedwoodFitty650

    5/13/2010 11:21 PM

    Shadow Conspiracy chain 4 life

  • Custom151

    3/26/2010 2:31 PM

    I have a shadow chain

  • bmxkid192

    10/2/2009 6:42 PM

    what are the petals he has on there

  • FLORIDABMX

    5/5/2009 11:25 PM

    shadow chain for life

  • r

    5/5/2009 10:55 PM

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