Want to learn how to tighten a BMX chain?
When it comes to working on a BMX bike, it’s a pretty easy and straightforward process, but there are some tricks and techniques that make things easier and faster so you can spend less time fixing and more time riding. Lux BMX put together this quick video showing you how to tighten a BMX chain properly. In this video, Evan Jaques shows you a trick that not only gets your chain tight, be helps to center your wheel in the stays making things real dialed. It’s always a huge pain when you go to tighten your wheel, then the chain ends up with a bunch of slack, so doing it the right way will help prevent that from happening.
This trick applies to BMX bikes without chain tensioners. If you have chain tensioners, they take a lot of the work out of holding the wheel in place while you tighten because your axle is being held tightly in place with those screws. Either way, this quick video has some really solid advice, especially for those of you new to working on a BMX bike!
“Evan Jaques is one of the founders of and owners of LUXBMX and has worked in the bike industry for the past 20 years. Riding BMX his whole life, Evan learned from a young age how to work on his bike and turned this childhood hobby into a life long obsession, career and lifestyle.
In this first episode of Quick Fix with Evan, he shows you how to tighten a chain in less than a minute.
Following a few simple steps that you can do at home.” – Lux BMX
Shout out to Lux BMX down in Australia for putting this together! If you need more advice, check out this other how to video that will help as well — How To Center Your Back Wheel When Tightening It Down!