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Re-covering security chain
« on: 09 October 2018, 10:01:59 AM »
As per title I'm looking at 'resleeving' my squire chain. Ive found a few material sleeves from Opus but nothing long enough 🤔
Cant seem to find any other material ones so I'm trying to find out where I could pick up some of the plastic sleeving? The blue stuff that cheaper chains come with, does anyone have any idea what it's called or where to get it?
« Last Edit: 17 October 2018, 12:29:03 PM by Dudeofrude »

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #1 on: 09 October 2018, 10:11:22 AM »
Depending how big the links are, get an old bicycle inner tube, local bike shop should have some punctured ones which they will throw away. Cut the valve out and slip over your chain.


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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #2 on: 09 October 2018, 10:14:21 AM »
Chain sleeve. There's a lot of options going on Amazon. Including official replacement sleeves for existing security chains...
Also "PVC tubing". Available from DIY stores, also perhaps Boat Chandlers ?

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #3 on: 09 October 2018, 07:26:03 PM »
Thanks guys

Way to big for an innertube Don, each link is around 3 inches wide and 4 inches long but thanks for the suggestion

And I never thought if looking at sailing equipment, living near a major dock yard might come in handy for a change haha I'll pop down there tomorrow and see what I can find

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #4 on: 10 October 2018, 09:45:04 AM »
You can get electrical heat shrink in that size, same idea as the inner tube, but you can shrink it to make it a bit more snug. Don’t go too tight in the middle, or you’ll make it hard to bend 😋
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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #5 on: 10 October 2018, 09:50:04 AM »
You can get electrical heat shrink in that size, same idea as the inner tube, but you can shrink it to make it a bit more snug. Don’t go too tight in the middle, or you’ll make it hard to bend 😋

That sounds spot on, ill take a look.
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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #6 on: 10 October 2018, 10:22:49 AM »
I've just got an Almax chain 2m long and 19mm links and the sleeve has seen better days, been told I can get a new sleeve for about £12. I've also got a short length of fire hose which I'm thinking of using.......its not as flexible so if you're not carrying it on the bike then that maybe an option for you, ask your local station if they have a burst length that's no good anymore......you'll need the old 70mm (64 now) as opposed to the 45mm hose
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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #7 on: 16 October 2018, 09:04:22 PM »
Thanks guys

Way to big for an innertube Don, each link is around 3 inches wide and 4 inches long but thanks for the suggestion

And I never thought if looking at sailing equipment, living near a major dock yard might come in handy for a change haha I'll pop down there tomorrow and see what I can find
Try motorcross innertubes
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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #8 on: 17 October 2018, 12:39:52 AM »
How long is lthis chain you are trying to cover?

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #9 on: 17 October 2018, 07:19:21 AM »
Only 1.2 metres but its the thickness thats the issue. I can't seem to find any kind of sleeve thick enough to get over it. I was hoping for something that can shrunk wrapped over it to some degree

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #10 on: 17 October 2018, 10:30:25 AM »
I hope that your security chain recovers soon.

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #11 on: 17 October 2018, 10:55:27 AM »
Nice one  :lol
That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the title.
Was it a major operation or had it been attacked by a bike thief  :lol
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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #12 on: 17 October 2018, 11:15:59 AM »
Nice one  :lol
That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the title.
Was it a major operation or had it been attacked by a bike thief  :lol
I keep reading it as if he has lost it down a drain
I don't do rain or threat there of. dry rider only with no shame.

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Re: Re-covering security chain
« Reply #13 on: 17 October 2018, 12:29:38 PM »
Here I've amended the title ya moaning old tarts 😝😝

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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #14 on: 17 October 2018, 07:04:37 PM »
Nice one  :lol
That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the title.
Was it a major operation or had it been attacked by a bike thief  :lol
I keep reading it as if he has lost it down a drain
Wonder has he tried fishing it out using the old coat hanger technique? :lol

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Re: Re-covering security chain
« Reply #15 on: 18 October 2018, 09:47:05 AM »
almax do the 2m one for £15 delivered, give them a bell (google them) as I'm sure they do a shorter length chain too
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Re: Recovering security chain
« Reply #16 on: 18 October 2018, 04:00:59 PM »
Only 1.2 metres but its the thickness thats the issue. I can't seem to find any kind of sleeve thick enough to get over it. I was hoping for something that can shrunk wrapped over it to some degree


One Honda C90 inner tube would do the job

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Re: Re-covering security chain
« Reply #17 on: 18 October 2018, 06:10:31 PM »

If I was you I would enquire at the local Synagogue, they usually have plenty of covering off cuts, that should do the job.
 

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Re: Re-covering security chain
« Reply #18 on: 18 October 2018, 09:15:03 PM »

If I was you I would enquire at the local Synagogue, they usually have plenty of covering off cuts, that should do the job.


The pink colour would clash with his red and white bike :)