How do you make a bike chain bracelet?
- Measure your Bicycle Chain and jewellery findings to ensure they will fit the intended wearer of your bracelet.
- Detach excess chain using your pliers.
- Decorate or embellish your bike chain using spray paint, ribbon, leather or even gold leaf.
- Use your jewellery pliers to attach jump rings and a clasp.
What metal is used for bike chains?
A bicycle chain is a roller chain that transfers power from the pedals to the drive-wheel of a bicycle, thus propelling it. Most bicycle chains are made from plain carbon or alloy steel, but some are nickel-plated to prevent rust, or simply for aesthetics.
How do you resize a chain bracelet?
To shorten an item, the jeweler simply measures how many inches need to be removed from one area of the item. Next, they take out that portion and then reattach the clasp end to the rest of the necklace or bracelet that’s been shortened.
How do you take a chain off a bracelet?
To do this, find the seam on a link, then grasp the link on one side of that seam with a pair of long nose pliers in your non-dominant hand. Grasp the link on the other side of the seam with a pair of long nose pliers, ideally the bent kind, in your dominant hand. Gently twist open the link.
Snip or saw through one side of the link. Bend the link open with pliers. Pull it away from the rest of the bracelet. Reattach the clasp to the end link of your newly shortened bracelet.
Are all bike chains equal?
All modern bicycle chains are made to the “one-half inch pitch” standard, meaning from rivet to rivet is nominally 0.5 inches. The sprocket teeth are cut for this same one-half inch standard to accept bicycle chains. However, this does not mean all makes and models of chains are interchangeable.
How do I know my bike chain size?
Add the multiplied chainstay length, the divided number of teeth for the chainring and rear sprocket, and add 1 (or 2.5 cm). The result is the ideal chain length for your bike. For example, you’d add 32.5, 13, 7 and 1 to get 53.5. The length of the chain should be 53.5 inches or 135.89 cm.